Financial Literacy Month: Complimentary Resources, Participation Options, Tips & History

On March 9, 2004 Senate Resolution 316 was passed designating April 2004 as “Financial Literacy Month.” Senator Daniel Akaka [D-HI] sponsored the bill, which resolved to raise public awareness about the importance of financial education in the United States and the serious consequences associated with a lack of understanding about personal finances.

Each year the Senate votes on this resolution; in 2013 Senator Jack Read [D-RI] sponsored the initiative. The bill states “that the President issue a proclamation calling on the federal government, States, localities, schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, other entities, and the people of the United States to observe the month with appropriate programs and activities.”

To help other organizations fulfill the requirements of SR316, the NFEC provides complimentary personal finance resources and ideas for participating in Financial Literacy Month. We commend those organizations that are promoting financial wellness, and encourage you to expand your programs this year.

Financial Literacy Month Participation Ideas

Complimentary Financial Literacy Month Resources

Gain Immediate Access to Financial Literacy Month Prep Package

Social Media #FinancialLiteracyMonth #FinLitMonth

Feel free to copy and use these Financial Literacy Month posts. Tag NFEC’s social media accounts in your messages and we will re-share with our supporters & social media friends.

It is Financial Literacy Month – How will you participate? Talk to your kids, learn more yourself? Share your plans with us. #FinLitMonth

Use #FinancialLiteracyMonth (April) as a reminder to revisit your budget, plan your finances, and address your most pressing financial challenges.

National Financial Educators Day (April 28th) is – a big thank you to those who are teaching personal finance. #FinancialEducatorsDay

April is #FinancialLiteracyMonth – Let’s continue the push to teach our kids about money at home and in school.

Financial Educators Day – Last Friday of Financial Literacy Month

The people who lead the coursework form the backbone of any Financial Literacy Month event. Instructors who lead the educational components of the classes have a direct relationship on the learners’ achievement. The NFEC’s CEO, Vince Shorb states, “Teachers are the single most important influence on student success. The qualifications of financial educators have direct impact both on short-term student outcomes and on their long-term financial well-being.”

To recognize those individuals who are working to improve the financial capabilities of people in their communities, the NFEC founded National Financial Educators Day. Financial Educators Day launched in 2014 and takes place the last Friday of April each year. To date, several hundred individuals have been mailed awards thanking them for their efforts.

Learn More / Nominate a Financial Educator

Tips to Hosting a Financial Literacy Month Event

National Financial Educators Councils financial literacy promotion with NFL star Brandon Lloyd featured on Yahoo Sports ‘Outside the Game’.