New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees wrote a compelling op-ed about financial literacy running in today’s Politico. In the piece, Brees speaks personally about the missteps he made in college and why he feels so passionately about helping Americans improve their money management skills.
The importance of financial literacy is truly bipartisan, as evidenced by the diverse line up of Members in the House Financial Literacy Caucus. President Bush created the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, and President Obama continues to elevate the issue with Education Secretary Duncan and Treasury Secretary Geithner taking the lead for the Administration. You can see Michelle Greene, Obama’s former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Education and Financial Access, at the Financial Literacy and Education Summit we held with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago earlier this year.
Brees’ op-ed reminds us of the need for financial literacy and why both Democrats and Republicans see it as an important component in improving our collective economic health.
Posted by: Jason Alderman, Visa Corporate Relations on October 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm