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Mission Statement
The mission of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission is to equip Tennesseans to make sound financial decisions when it comes to planning, saving and investing.

Vision
We want Tennessee to lead the country in the area of financial literacy. Specifically, we want to lead the country in college savings per capita, retirement savings per capita, and have the lowest debt per citizen.

 Vision Goals

  • Increase the college savings rate of Tennesseans
  • Increase the average savings rate of low income Tennessee families
  • Increase the average rate of retirement savings of Tennesseans

History
The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission was created by the Financial Literacy Program Act of 2010 that was signed into law on June 23, 2010.

Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Cookeville and Surrounding Areas

(October 20, 2014)

Teachers who attend an Oct. 25 financial literacy summit at Tennessee Tech University will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. And one lucky teacher will leave with an iPad2. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...


State Treasurer Lillard, Trustee Archer Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Oak Ridge
(October 2, 2013)

Teachers who attend an October 12 financial literacy summit at Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...


State Treasurer Lillard, Trustee Radford Host Financial Literacy Summit
for Educators in Clarksville
(September 10, 2013)

Teachers who attend a September 21st financial literacy summit at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...


 

Tennessee Receives Top Grade for Financial Literacy
(July 24, 2013)

Tennessee's efforts to teach financial literacy skills to young people have earned the state a top grade among the 50 states. more...


State Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Chattanooga

Teachers who attend a July 22 financial literacy summit at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. One participant, selected at random, will receive a $250 prize. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...


Dollar General Foundation Grant to Help Support Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission's Mission
(May 28, 2013)

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission received a $15,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation this month to support the Commission’s mission of increasing Tennesseans’ knowledge of money management and related issues. more...


Williamson County Elementary Teachers Can Earn Incentives for Encouraging Parents to Learn about College Savings
(April 17, 2013)

Williamson County and Franklin Special School District elementary school teachers who encourage parents to save a little, can spend a little. more...


Media Advisory: Governor, Legislative Leaders, Bank Representatives Join Treasurer Lillard in Promoting Financial Literacy more...
(04-03-2013)


Record Attendance Expected for Financial Literacy Teacher Training Summit in Memphis Saturday
(January 24, 2013)


More than 220 elementary school teachers from Memphis and surrounding areas have signed up for a financial literacy summit that will be held on the University of Memphis campus Saturday, January 26, 2013. more...


State Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Murfreesboro
(October 18, 2012)

 

The first 100 elementary school teachers who sign up for a November 10 financial literacy summit in Murfreesboro will each be eligible to receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. more...


Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Jackson(August 9, 2012)

The first 100 elementary school teachers who sign up for an Aug. 25 financial literacy summit in Jackson will each be eligible to receive a $50 gift card from Amazon and a $20 gas allowance. However, all the summit participants will be getting something much more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach their students and apply to their own lives. more...


Elementary Teachers Earn a FREE $50 Gift Card and Valuable Financial Literacy Training

(May 14, 2012)

Young Tennesseans can now start learning how to balance a checkbook, develop a household budget and plan for future expenses the same place they learn many other valuable skills – in the classroom. more...

View slideshow photos of 2012 TNFLC Teacher Training Summit


First Annual Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Dinner Raises $150,000, Treasurer Lillard Announces

(April 13, 2012)

State Treasurer David Lillard announced that $150,000 was raised at the first annual Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Dinner in support of financial literacy education in Tennessee. The event, which was held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the State Capitol, included more than 100 leaders in Tennessee’s business community and the education community. more...


Tennessee Takes Lead in Financial Literacy Education
(June 15, 2011)

Thanks to the work of the General Assembly, State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. said Tennessee has become a national leader in financial literacy education almost overnight. more...


Treasurer Lillard discusses the state's efforts to improve financial literacy on CNBC's nationally-televised "Squawk on the Street" program
(September 27, 2010)

View video clip on CNBC