Consumer Tip of the Week - Financial Literacy
April is National Financial Literacy Month. Are your finances in order? Do you have a budget--that you stay within? Are you saving money for emergencies or to meet your goals? Do you know your credit score--and how that score affects your insurance rates, ability to borrow money and even your ability to get a job? The good news is that there are a lot of resources to help you get your finances in order. The Federal Government started a Financial Literacy and Education Commission who sponsors a website: http://www.mymoney.gov/
. There is also a wealth of information available at http://www.consumer.gov/yourmoney.htm
. Maryland has a Coalition for Financial Literacy (MCFL) whose goal is to have every school district in Maryland require high school students to take a financial literacy course before graduation: http://www.mdfinancialskills.org/
. Montgomery County formed a Coalition for Financial Literacy which is a part of MCFL. To view web site go to: http://www.mdfinancialskills.org/montgomery/
Take the time to check these resources and get the help you need to make sure you are financially fit!