MADISON – Aevalina Gwynne, a financial coach for the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC), attended the National Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy (NIFEL) training July 6-8 at Edgewood College in Madison. The week-long session, “Buy now! Pay later! Nothing down!,” focused on equipping educators with the tools they need to teach students about credit, one of the most widely used but often-abused financial tools in existence. Pictured, left to right, are: Gwynne; Erin Bykowski, Edgewood’s Director of Financial Literacy Services; William Wilcox, Treasurer of the Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and President of CBM Credit Education Foundation Inc.; and David Mancl, Director of the Office of Financial Literacy at the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).
Gwynne was sponsored by WWBIC.
The NIFEL training was presented by the Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition and Edgewood. Major funding was provided by CBM Credit Education Foundation Inc. Additional support was provided by DFI, Edgewood, the Wisconsin Bankers Association and the Wisconsin Credit Union League.
The NIFEL training, which was started in 2001 by DFI’s Office of Financial Literacy, CBM Credit Education Foundation and the Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition, has provided personal financial education training for more than 800 educators over the past 16 years.