Financial Literacy Month 2017

April 4, 2017 | By More
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financial literacy month time learn about personal financesIt’s that time of year for folks interested in teaching the basics about money.  We are entering Financial Literacy month for 2017, which comes annually in April.  As our regular readers are aware, MoneyBasicsU is a great supporter of Financial Literacy month and, in particular, Money Smart Week.  During this time, it is a reminder to make learning about money and supporting good financial behaviors so the money decisions made by children and adults alike are sound and based on solid financial principles.

During April, we will be sharing websites, our readers’ favorite blogs, and other resources you will find valuable on the topics related to Financial Literacy month.  In today’s Post, we want to highlight just four organizations and what they are offering to spread the message of taking control of your personal finances. We encourage you to check out these websites.

1.  JumpStart
Look to see what the Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill is all about.  In addition, JumpStart’s annual rewards dinner is held to recognize the leaders and their achievements regarding the advancement of financial literacy for students.

2.  National Financial Educators Council
If you are interested in taking a more active part as a financial literacy advocate, check out the free resources available at the National Financial Educators Council website.  From their home page, you can access workshop packages, their Advocacy Center, Marketing Resources, and Testing Center.

3.  Council for Economic Education
Take a few moments to read the article posted on March 28, 2017 entitled, “Mark Cuban, Randi Zuckerberg, Andrew Ross Sorkin and others to kick-off Financial Literacy Month with “My Savings Tip” campaign.”  It highlights the financial literacy campaign “to raise awareness for personal finance and economic education in our nation’s schools.”

4.  U.S. Mint
The U.S. Mint has a Financial Literacy section on their website you can share with the kids in your life.  The H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Website offers a selection of entertaining activities and lessons to teach children about coins.  The lessons are divided to be age appropriate – grades K-12.

Are you or your organization putting on free workshops or offering free material to help in the financial literacy advocacy cause?  Feel free to share it on our Facebook.

News to Read:

Review the four links above related to it being Financial Literacy month.

Homework:

Take a few minutes to review some of our past Posts on topics related to financial literacy.

How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor
Spring Cleaning Your Finances
Financial Literacy Tool Kits: Resources to Teach About Money

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Category: Financial Literacy, Money Smart Week

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