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A forum on financial literacy, convened by the Government Accountability Office last spring, underscored the necessity of improved financial wellness programs and the central role employers need to play in helping advance the country’s financial future.

Twenty experts from government, the private sector, and academia, including Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis Borzi and Financial Finesse CEO and Founder, Liz Davidson, explored the importance of employers’ role in promoting financial literacy, existing efforts to do so, outreach to low- and middle-income earners, and the government’s role facilitating improvement.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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