Financial Literacy Month – Know the Facts
(Tampa)- March 28, 2012- April is National Financial Literacy Month, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, 77 percent of American consumers are living paycheck to paycheck. Financial Literacy Month is the perfect opportunity for individuals and families to change their financial situation by learning about important financial matters like creating and managing a budget, paying down debt while saving for emergencies, and creating achievable financial goals.
The Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) is taking full advantage of this opportunity to spotlight financial literacy and help lead families down the path to financial freedom. During Financial Literacy Month, the FCEE will distribute a special daily edition of our quarterly e-newsletter ‘Dollars and $ense’. The ‘Daily Dose of Dollars and $ense ’will be a brief tidbit related to financial literacy with links to informative lessons, tools and resources. “Our goal is to inform and encourage parents to talk to their kids about personal finance and the importance of financial literacy education,” said Robin Warren, Executive Director of the FCEE.
“Financial literacy is one of the most powerful tools we can give to the young people of Florida, equipping them to achieve financial stability and steer clear of debt and financial fraud,” said CFO and FCEE Board Member, Jeff Atwater. “I commend the commitment and progress that the Florida Council on Economic Education has made in improving the lives of Floridians through financial literacy with the help of dedicated parents and educators.”
For 35 years, the FCEE has trained thousands of Florida educators to teach students from Kindergarten through 12th grade to be financially savvy and to understand the underlying economic principles of personal financial management. The mission of the Florida Council on Economic Education is to prepare Florida’s young people for personal and financial success through educational programs in economics, the free enterprise system and personal financial literacy so that they become productive members of the workforce, responsible consumers and wise investors. The Florida Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is funded by leading corporations and individuals throughout the state. The Florida Council is an affiliate of the Council for Economic Education.
For more information please call Monica Pettiette, Director of Marketing and Outreach, at 813-289-8489.