It's my favorite time of the year, National Financial Literacy Month! (Also the NCAA Tournament, but that's a post for another day. lol) It’s a chance for us to recognize the importance of financial education and spread this knowledge within communities from coast to coast. It’s a time to begin educating ourselves, learn how to live financially healthy lives, and begin (or continue) making wise financial decisions.
It's also a great time to review the 10 Commandments of Financial Empowerment. Make a commitment this month to get on the right path to financial freedom. You owe it to yourself and to your wallet.
Get Involved This Month
National Financial Literacy Month is a very exciting month. Many local and national organizations will be hosting events, educational sessions, and performing general outreach in communities with the goal of spreading vital information to America’s citizens. For more information on events in your community visit the websites of local organizations and inquire about possible events at your local church. Additionally, visit the website of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency which lists a number of events locally and nationally. Also check out Money Management International's "Thirty Steps to Financial Wellness" for National Financial Literacy Month.
For NYC residents, follow us on Twitter @dream_nyc for updates on local events throughout the course of the month. Also, periodically check our website for details about events we will be hosting for National Financial Literacy Month.
Remember, financial literacy is important every month not only this month. Make sure to continue financially educating yourself everyday and making sound financial decisions. Make your financial dreams a reality. I know you can do it.
- Your Chief Savings Officer
About the Author: Femi Faoye is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of D.R.E.A.M. He’s a staunch and passionate financial literacy education advocate.
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