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.