April is Financial Literacy Month in the United States. Financial literacy is a topic near and dear to many financial planners and certainly receives a tremendous amount of media attention. And, despite some research that questions the value of financial literacy programs, financial literacy efforts are generally viewed as very important to improving people’s financial decision-making.
In the spirit of Financial Literacy Month, we kick this month’s series of blog posts off with a list of four great online US financial literacy resources that you can share with friends and family (or even use to brush up on your own financial knowledge.)
Four of our favorite financial literacy resources:
1) www.jumpstart.org – The Jump$tart Coalition ® is one of the most well-established and preeminent financial literacy programs in the US, offering a variety of programs and initiatives to educate youth about finances. No financial literacy resource list would be complete without including Jump$tart.
2) www.feedthepig.org – The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has for many years run the “Feed The Pig” campaign designed to offer tools and materials to help individuals save money. It includes a variety of financial literacy tools.
4) www.themint.org – a site dedicated to delivering financial literacy resources to children from 5 years old to teens. This site also offers information specific to parents and teachers working with children. A great place for any parent to begin.
We’ll bring you some Canadian financial literacy resources in November, Canada’s designated financial literacy month.