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Cascade: No. 64, Winter 2007 — Special Issue: Financial Literacy

District News

The National Endowment for Financial Education has valuable information on financial planning, saving, and other financial subjects at www.smartaboutmoney.org.

Pennsylvania Securities Commission staff and AARP volunteers are giving presentations on investor fraud and prudent evaluation of investments. For information, contact Tina Kotsalos at ckotsalos@state.pa.us.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office gives presentations on financial abuse of older people and identity theft. For information, contact Joyce O’Brien at jobrien@attorneygeneral.gov.

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ new kids web page, which educates middle-school students about the Federal Reserve, is at www.federalreserve.gov/kids/.

Mark P. Maguire, previously a general manager with Rohm and Haas in Asia, chairs a newly activated Philadelphia chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), which will provide one-on-one counseling and seminars to early-stage business owners. For information, contact Mark P. Maguire at mpmaguire10@yahoo.com; www.score.org.

Renee Webb Murdock, previously vice president at Wachovia Bank, is vice president of operations at Project H.O.M.E.

New Community Affairs products include a discussion paper on an alternative financial vehicle called rotating savings and credit associations (ROSCAs) and technical briefs on Pennsylvania’s Homeowner’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program and the New Jersey Urban Site Acquisition Loan Fund. They’re at www.philadelphiafed.org.

Joseph Ott, formerly director of research and communications for the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, has become community affairs advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Pittsburgh branch. He can be reached at joseph.c.ott@clev.frb.org.

The Federal Reserve System’s Consumer and Economic Development Research and Information Center (CEDRIC) is at www.chicagofed.org/cedric/search.cfm.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Audit Toolkit for Nonprofits is at www.aicpa.org/audcommctr/toolkitsnpo/homepage.htm.

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