Federal Reserve Media Advisory on Survey Results



For immediate release                                                               April 4, 2008


What:          The Jump$tart Coalition® for Personal Financial Literacy will announce the results of its 2008 Survey of Personal Financial Literacy Among High School Students at a news conference in the Board Room at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. This biennial survey demonstrates what seniors in high school know about personal finance basics. Similar surveys were conducted in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006. In addition, the results of the first-ever Jump$tart Coalition survey of college students’ knowledge of personal finance will be discussed.

The Jump$tart Coalition was formed in 1995 to encourage curriculum enrichment to ensure that basic personal financial management skills are attained during the K-16 educational experience.

Who:            Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman, Federal Reserve Board

                  Rose Pianalto, Assistant to the Board, Federal Reserve Board

                   Laura Levine, Executive Director, Jump$tart Coalition

                  Lewis Mandell, State University of New York at Buffalo        

When:          Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 9:30 a.m., ET.

8:45–9:30 a.m.             Press arrival and set-up

9:30–10:00 a.m.            Remarks by principal speakers in the Board Room

10:00–10:15 a.m.          Dr. Mandell and Ms. Levine will be available to answer questions

Where:         Federal Reserve Board - Eccles Building, located on C Street, N.W., between 20th and 21st streets, Washington, D.C. 20551.

Media Contact:

Members of the media who wish to attend must pre-register by providing their name and Social Security number or passport number, by close of business on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Contact Ben Hardaway in the Public Affairs Office at 202-452-2955.  Please bring a government issued ID to obtain security clearance.

[Privacy Act Notice - Providing the information requested is voluntary; however, failure to provide your name, date of birth, and social security number or passport number may result in denial of entry to the Federal Reserve Board. This information will be used to facilitate a search of law enforcement databases to confirm that no threat is posed to the Board, and it may be disclosed to other persons to evaluate a potential threat. The information also may be provided to law enforcement agencies, courts and others, but only to the extent necessary to investigate or prosecute a violation of law.]