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
Call Number HF5681.B2 .E67 2014
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