Principles for Effective Financial Education

Presented by: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Office of Financial Education
Irene Skricki, Senior Financial Education Program Analyst and Maria Jaramillo, Financial Education Program Analyst.
Join us for a webinar to explore CFPB’s five principles on effective financial education. The principles build on insights about how people make financial decisions, and on what the CFPB has learned about consumers’ own experiences in the financial marketplace. The webinar will share research-based strategies and practitioners’ tips on how financial educators offering can put the Principles into practice.

Maria Jaramillo is Financial Education Program Analyst (IPA-Detailee) with the Office of Financial Education.   As an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Detailee in the Office of Financial Education, Maria leads the Open Credit Score Initiative in collaboration with colleagues in other Divisions within the Bureau, and contributes to other key projects in this Office. She is currently Senior Manager, Content Strategy and Business Development at Microfinance Opportunities (MFO). At MFO, Maria managed a multi-country program to evaluate how financial education can support the adoption of branchless banking services. She designed financial education content and training tools for frontline staff and low-income households using a model that embeds financial education into existing programs and processes. Prior to MFO, she launched and managed ACCION International’s remittances program which designed innovative financial services for immigrants and their families receiving remittances in Latin America.

Irene Skricki is the Senior Financial Education Program Analyst in the Office of Financial Education within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Education and Engagement division.  In this position, which she has held since August 2011, she focuses on promoting effective practices in the financial education field. Previous to the CFPB, from 1996 to 2011, Irene was a Senior Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, where she managed the financial stability portfolio, with a focus on innovation, consumer protection, financial access, and wealth building for low-income families. She has also held positions at the Ford Foundation and the Coalition on Human Needs. Irene has a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT and a Masters of Public Affairs degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.

Created by Laura Hendrix

Primary Audience: Extension Professionals