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New Jersey Department of
Banking and Insurance

Commissioner Ken Kobylowski

For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2013

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Ed Rogan or Marshall McKnight (609) 292-5064

Christie Administration Speaks to Livingston High School Students on the Importance of Budgeting and Making Informed Financial Decisions

LIVINGSTON — Continuing the Department’s ongoing financial literacy program,  Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski told a class of Livingston High School students that basic financial concepts such as maintaining  a personal budget, balancing checkbooks and using credit cards judiciously were the key to their future financial success.

Commissioner Kobylowski told the group that the financial decisions they make today will impact them in future years, and it is vital that they basic financial matters at this age.

The event, on November 15, was part of the Department’s Financial Literacy program for high school and college students. For the last seven years, the Department has spoken to thousands of students in schools across the State about topics including basic personal finance, the importance of credit and how to manage credit cards.

Last year the Department began a Financial Literacy Program for senior citizens that covers topics such as life insurance, reverse mortgages, annuities, long term care, and mortgage refinancing.   

Financial Literacy Program at Livingston High School

From left, Commissioner Kobylowski, Monica Cohen, K-12 Supervisor for Business Education and Mark Stern, Livingston High School President.

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