APRIL IS NATIONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH

President Barack Obama, proclaimed April 2011 as National Financial Literacy Month and called upon “all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices.”

Excepts below from www.whitehouse.gov

“While our Government is taking decisive action to promote financial stability, our Nation’s prosperity will ultimately depend on our willingness as individuals to empower ourselves and our families with financial knowledge.”

I like this statement. Our nation’s prosperity depends on us; not only as wise money managers, but also as income generators and job creators. How are you empowering yourself, your family and/or your community financially?

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are rebuilding your credit, balancing your checkbook, buying a home, or investing in your 401(k), the resources and tools on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions.

For more information on improving financial literacy, visit www.MyMoney.gov or call toll-free 1-888-MyMoney for guidance and resources.

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