Financial Literacy Month
National Financial Literacy month is recognized each year in April to raise public awareness of the importance of financial literacy and maintaining smart money management habits.
Financial Literacy Month evolved from Youth Financial Literacy Day, introduced by the National Endowment for Financial Education. The United States Senate passed a resolution in 2003 officially designating April as Financial Literacy Month. President Obama made a proclamation in March 2017 highlighting the importance of being financially capable and declaring the month of April as National Financial Capability Month.
The following resources can help you work with students and recent graduates to take control of their money and plan for the future.
- Journey to College manage your money webpage
- Financial topics for college students from 360 degrees of Financial Literacy
- You Can Deal With It budgeting calculators and tips
- Default Prevention Grant schools work with students - Videos
- Focusing on financial literacy for students
- Determine your budget
- Games for learning practical money skills
- Five building blocks for managing and growing money
- On vs. Off-Campus Living at a glance and other helpful tools
- Budgeting tips for the recent graduate
- 30 Steps to Financial Wellness