For personal finance geeks like me, this is an exciting time of year. April is Financial Literacy Month! If you are not quite sure what that is, you are not alone. Financial Literacy Month launched in 2004 as National Financial Literacy Month. According to Wikipedia, the US Senate passed Resolution 316 to officially recognize April as National Financial Literacy Month with the goal of helping Americans establish and maintain healthy financial habits. It all dates back to 2000 and The National Endowment for Financial Education which originally envisioned a youth financial literacy day. That idea grew and by 2004, April became known as National Financial Literacy Month in the US. Our neighbor, Canada, recognizes Financial Literacy Month in November.
Mention anything finance related and most peoples’ eyes glaze over! Finance is a wide-ranging topic area with many specialties and at times can require a focus on rather dry, intense details. For personal finance, it doesn’t need to be painful or boring. We all have our strengths and weaknesses when it comes to personal finance. Maybe you are an expert investor, but not so good at budgeting. National Financial Literacy Month is the perfect time to challenge yourself to learn a new topic area.
Over this month, I’ll post more about financial literacy and personal finance topics. For now, you can read more about personal finance on my blog. For additional information and tools to help you get started, check out the nonprofit work at FinancialLiteracyMonth.com and get started.
You can also ask me your questions. As an independent Certified Financial Planner™, I can help you establish and maintain better financial habits. Contact me and let’s get started! #talktometuesday #education #Hireaplanner #FinancialLiteracyMonth