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RECOMMENDATIONS

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From the Entire Task Force

1. Establish a Vermont Financial Literacy Commission with representation from business, education, government and nonprofit organizations.

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From the K-12 Committee

2. Update Vermont’s existing personal economics and career choices education standards to be more consistent with highly regarded national and international financial literacy standards that have been adopted by many states.

3. Ensure that all Vermont high school students have access to a personal finance course.

4. Provide personal finance training opportunities to K-12 educators.

5. Create an online clearinghouse of vetted and trusted financial literacy resources for Vermont K-12 educators.

6. Establish financial literacy grants for K-12 schools and supervisory unions to launch new or materially enhance financial literacy education programs.

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From the College Committee

(“college” in these recommendations refers to all postsecondary institutions in Vermont)

7. Offer access to robust financial literacy education opportunities to all Vermont college students.

8. Create a Financial Literacy Resource and Training Center for all colleges in the state to use.

9. Develop a partnership among all Vermont colleges to create a Virtual Career Center.

10. Create a pilot Child Savings Account Program.

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From the Adult Committee

11. Provide adults with a wide variety of personal finance learning opportunities, when and how they need them.

12. Increase the opportunities and incentives for low-income Vermonters to save and build assets.

13. Increase the percentage of Vermont employees who are saving for retirement.

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