Last month, the President named April 2011 National Financial Literacy Month. You can read more about what prompted the proclamation here. But we’re going to get right to it: see a list of helpful links from various organizations and agencies below.
- MyMoney.gov: the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
- ConsumerFinance.gov: the site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The mission of the CFPB is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans”whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.
- FinancialLiteracyMonth.com: created by Money Management International (a nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency), the site offers 30 steps for achieving financial wellness.
- You Are Here: a virtual mall where kids experience the FTC’s mission by learning about advertising, competition, and how to protect their privacy.
- Money Matters: practical tips, videos, and links to sources on a variety of topics geared towards consumers.
- PracticalMoneySkills.com: free educational resources including personal finance articles, games, lesson plans, etc. offered by Visa and consumer advocate partners, educators, and financial institutions.
- Institute for Financial Literacy: a non-profit organization with a mission to make effective financial literacy education available for all American adults.