LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- National Financial Educators Day recognizes those individuals and organizations who are working to improve the financial capabilities of people in their communities. This Day of recognition takes place the last Friday each April – this year's event is on April 29th, 2016.
Educators are the single most important factor in the spread of financial literacy, not only in spreading knowledge, but in molding the behaviors that are part of achieving financial wellness. Therefore, the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) honors an individual who has made markedly significant contributions to promoting financial literacy.
Financial Educators Day events are hosted during Financial Literacy Month. The stated objective was to provide organizations and individuals a set day they could honor those that have participated in the successful deployment of a financial education initiative.
The first National Financial Educators Day took place in 2014 and events have recognized over 200 financial education instructors from over 42 states across the country. The inaugural launch event took place at Transamerica's Retirement Readiness Summit to honor several financial educators in attendance.
The Financial Education Instructor of the Year Award recipient is also announced on Financial Educators Day. The 2016 Financial Education Instruction of the Year is Sam X Renick. "Sam X Renick exemplifies the stellar characteristics represented by the Financial Education Instructor of the Year award. He has been helping people improve their financial capabilities for decades and has made noteworthy contributions to expanding access to financial literacy programming," states Vince Shorb, CEO of the NFEC. "Sam's publications, advocacy, and collaborative spirit are benefiting the financial education industry."
The recent National Financial Capability Strategy report and financial literacy test results of over 11,000 individuals published by the NFEC demonstrate a need for financial education. "It's the individual educators in communities across the country that are leading the financial literacy movement and helping to push awareness for financial wellness beyond the tipping point," states Vince Shorb, CEO of the National Financial Educators Council.
The National Financial Educators Council invites financial educators and advocates to nominate themselves or another to receive the Financial Educators Day recognition by visiting http://www.financialeducatorscouncil.org.
The National Financial Educators Council's mission is to create a world where people are financially capable to make sound, effective financial decisions that improve their lives and the lives of people they influence, all around the globe. The NFEC is a social enterprise organization that supports the efforts of those in the financial education community and development of qualified educator via the Certified Financial Education Instructor course. Complimentary resources are available to help organizations and individuals promote personal finance instructors on Financial Educators Day.
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