Maine financial literacy event planned

Posted May 05, 2010, at 5:56 a.m.

GARDINER, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci and former Gov. Angus King will join state and national experts at Maine’s first-ever financial literacy summit.

The event Friday at the Augusta Civic Center will bring state and national experts to show teachers how to incorporate financial literacy instruction in classrooms and other venues. The purpose is to help students become financially capable adults.

Dr. Jeanne Hogarth of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington will give the keynote address.

Sponsors of the daylong event include state agencies, banks, credit unions, accountants and Maine Today Media newspapers.