Originally designated simply as “National Financial Literacy Month,” in 2004 this observance evolved to focus on financial literacy and ensure Americans have access to unbiased, trustworthy financial education and an understanding of financial services and products. This observance also includes raising awareness of consumer protection laws, as well as consumer education, helping Americans recognize, avoid, and report frauds and scams.
Building and maintaining financial capability is a lifelong journey. It’s a cycle of learning and leveraging what you know. It’s about understanding and assessing your situation, including your beliefs and feelings about money. It’s also about processing knowledge and information, evaluating options, making informed decisions, and taking action. The more informed you are about your financial choices, the better your financial outcomes are likely to be.
We strive to provide our members with access to information and resources that meet these objectives. From our periodic alerts, to newsletter content and the financial tools and resources we provide you from our partners at GreenPath Financial Wellness, we sincerely hope you leverage these resources this month and throughout your financial journey.
Remember to check the GreenPath site regularly for articles, podcasts, webinars, worksheets, calculators and more. If you find yourself struggling to get out of debt, we also provide free debt counseling through GreenPath. And, you can take advantage of free online financial education courses within the GreenPath Learning Lab+.