Thursday, April 05, 2012

F is for Financial Literacy Month

F is for Financial Literacy Month

Here are some links to kick off April as Financial Literacy Month.  I'll be posting more about finances and tips that are easy to add to what you are already doing that might help you feel more organized or more successful.

Or ... check out my finance blog at!

While our Government is taking decisive action to promote financial stability, our Nation's prosperity will ultimately depend on our willingness as individuals to empower ourselves and our families with financial knowledge. For more information on improving financial literacy, concerned individuals may visit or, or call toll-free 1‑888‑MyMoney for guidance and resources. 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2011 as National Financial Literacy Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. 


April is Financial Literacy Month, and the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has information to help you make the most of your money whether you’re a student, young adult, parent, older person, or military service member.

“Making well-informed decisions about money is a key life skill,” said David Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.  “Financial Literacy Month is a great time to learn your financial rights – or teach someone you care about.”

Information from the FTC can help people gain mental muscle by understanding how credit reports and credit scores affect the rates and terms they get on loans; how to exercise their rights when dealing with debt collectors; how to protect their personal information and minimize the risk of identity theft; how advertising affects them; and much more: