NATIONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH
April is National Financial Literacy Month. It’s an excellent opportunity to review and upgrade your financial smarts.
Whether you’re just starting or have been earning your way for quite some time, it’s never too late to learn about saving and improving your financial outlook. Developing a budget and building financial knowledge is the foundation for a brighter future.
National Financial Literacy Month places the importance of learning about finances and the tools to learn about them right in the classroom, too. No matter their age, putting the know-how and resources at our children’s fingertips will give them the power to make smart decisions now and in the future.
HOW TO OBSERVE #FinancialLiteracyMonth
- Encourage your school and students to participate in a financial literacy course.
- Take time to teach your children more about fiscal responsibility.
- Seek tools and resources to help you guide them through the pitfalls.
- Visit www.jumpstart.org for more information and use #FinancialLiteracyMonth to share on social media.
- Visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for more ways to Celebrate Every Day!
NATIONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH HISTORY
The National Endowment for Financial Education launched Youth Financial Literacy Day in 2000. Since then, the event has evolved into a month-long observance supported by Jump$tart Coalition called National Finacial Literacy Month. While no U.S. president has signed a declaration officially proclaiming the month, the House and Senate have fully supported National Financial Literacy Month through joint resolutions. The U.S. Department of Education also promotes the observance.