Money, Money, Money!

April has been recognized as Financial Literacy Month since 2003.  In 2000, The National Endowment for Financial Education introduced Youth Financial Literacy Day and turned it over to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy so that the event would not promote any one organization and instead focus on financial literacy as a whole. The Jump$tart Coalition and its approximately 150 partners expanded the event to a month.

In 2003, the United States Senate designated April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month. In March 2004 the Senate passed Resolution 316 that officially recognized April as National Financial Literacy Month.

According to Money Management International Americans carry more than $2 trillion in consumer debt and 30 percent of consumers report having no extra cash; making it impossible to escape the burden of living paycheck to paycheck.  They offer several tools for success including: free webinars, income worksheet, net worth worksheet, debt load worksheet, financial priorities worksheet, financial goal worksheet, record of daily expenditures, expense worksheet, to name a few.

Along with those resources, the library has these to offer:

501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College: Going Back to School Without Going Broke  Call Number LB2337.4 .T355 2015

 

 

 

100% Financial Literacy Success  Call Number HG179 .W53518 2014

 

 

 

 

 

The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy  Call Number HG179 .S8518 2015

 

 

 

 

 


Financial Literacy: Implications for Retirement Security and the Financial Marketplace
Call Number HG179 .F56 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Fitness for Young Adults  Call Number XX(1681287.1)  Online Access   A Kanopy streaming video

 

 

Financial Fitness: Valuing Your Money  Call Number  Kanopy Streaming Video  Online Access  A Kanopy streaming video

Financial Fitness: Saving Here… Saving Now  Call Number Kanopy Streaming Video  Online Access     A Kanopy streaming video

 

Reading Financial Reports for Dummies

Call Number HF5681.B2 .E67 2014

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any financial tips, let us know in the comments section and we will share them with our readers.

Resources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_Literacy_Month

http://www.financialliteracymonth.com/About.aspx

Photo: Created by Diane using the following images:

http://stratcomllc.com/april-is-financial-literacy-month/

https://www.backtobasicslearning.com/2017/04/april-is-national-financial-literacy-month-explaining-want-vs-need-and-financial-literacy-to-kids/

 

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