April is Financial Literacy Month! Also known as National Financial Capability Month, this annual event is centered on improving Americans understanding of financial principles and practices every April.
Below are four websites that will help boost your financial knowledge and teach your children to save at the same time.
A national volunteer effort of the nation’s CPAs, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy helps Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills. For even more great financial tips and resources, sign up for the 360 newsletter. And for free financial literacy month events in your community, visit your state CPA society’s website.
• Ready. Set. Goal! 4-Week Financial Fitness Challenge: www.feedthepig.org
Did you know that the main reason why most people don’t achieve their goals is lack of proper planning? This month we invite you to commit to our 4-Week Financial Fitness Challenge to help get you on the road to financial success.
• National Retirement Planning Week: website: www.retireonyourterms.org
National Retirement Planning Week® is a national effort led by the National Retirement Planning Coalition to help consumers focus on their financial needs in retirement. Even if retirement may be a distant goal, it’s never too early to start planning. The earlier you start the more you can accumulate.
• Teach Children to Save Day: www.aba.org
The ABA Education Foundation established National Teach Children to Save Day to spotlight the importance of teaching our nation’s youth about saving money. The annual event takes place on April 29 this year. You can support their effort by talking to the children in your life about the importance of saving.