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University of Rhode Island Center for Personal Financial Education

 

  Center for Personal Financial Education

The University of Rhode Island Center for Personal Financial Education is an educational resource and research center

Mission
To advance the adoption of sound personal financial practices by developing and delivering personal financial education programs and conducting related research.

Vision
For all Rhode Islanders to attain financial well-being as a result of informed decision-making about spending, saving, and investing their money. Ultimately, this will improve personal financial security, promote family stability,
and stimulate growth of the state's economy.


The Center for Personal Financial Education, established in 1996, is a joint venture between the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern New England and the University of Rhode Island. In 2002, the Center was designated a University of Rhode Island center and moved to the Kingston campus. The URI Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Rhode Island Cooperative Extension are the Centerís sponsors. The Center provides undergraduate and graduate experiential learning opportunities through internships and assistantships.


Supporters
Since its inception, the Center has received support from a variety of sources, including:

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern New England

  • CDNE Foundation 

  • US Department of Agriculture and URI Agricultural Experiment Station

  • University of Rhode Island

  • FleetBoston, Hospital Trust, People's Credit Union

  • National Endowment for Financial Education


Focus Areas
The Center's mission is implemented through three focus areas:

  • Research and Program Evaluation

  • Product Development

  • Outreach

Center Directors

Joan Gray Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Director of Research and Academic Instruction, Center for Personal Financial Education

Claudia M. Kerbel, M.S.
Director of Outreach, Center for Personal Financial Education

 

 
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For more information, contact:
URI Center for Personal Financial Education
Transition Center, 2 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Phone: 401-874-7436, Fax: 401-874-4020
E-mail: cpfe@gettingfiscallyfit.org

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