- Office of Economic Empowerment
Media Contact for State Treasurer's Office of Economic Empowerment & EVERFI Launch
Andrew Napolitano, Deputy Communications Director, Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General
BOSTON — The State Treasurer's Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) recently launched their newly updated financial education website, MyFinancialLifeMA.org. This site is available at no cost to everyone throughout Massachusetts. OEE worked with EVERFI, a renowned social impact education company, to add the Learning Lab, which provides customized in-depth financial courses for each person accessing the site. The updates also include a breadth of financial resources for people looking to learn the basics, sharpen their financial skills, plan for the future, and much more.
"By providing people access to quality financial literacy and educational resources we help level the economic playing field all across Massachusetts," said State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. "This website makes it convenient for everyone to develop the skills they need at any stage of their life."
"The need for a solid understanding of core financial concepts is instrumental for achieving true financial literacy in life and it's never too late to learn," said Ray Martinez, co-founder and president, EVERFI. "As a Massachusetts native myself, I am especially proud to see the State Treasurer's Office for making this important information available to all Massachusetts residents in a manner that is easily digestible and available exactly when consumers need it."
The website's Learning Lab provides a short questionnaire for users so they can receive a personalized playlist of courses on a range of topics from checking accounts to sustainable investing and saving for retirement. In addition to EVERFI's Learning Lab, the new MyFinancialLifeMA updates include a sleek and user-friendly design, nine unique sections that cover a wide range of essential financial topics and videos, and monthly features that address relevant and timely financial events like tax season.
On her first day in office, Treasurer Goldberg created the Office of Economic Empowerment, led by a deputy treasurer, with the deliberate goal of implementing a range of economic empowerment initiatives that include closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education.