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April Is National Financial Literacy Month

Did you know? April is National Financial Literacy Month. Financial consumers are encouraged to become more informed about their finances and the resources that are available to them.

According to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Chairman Debbie Matz, “An educated consumer can make better choices to build financial security.”

To further support the awareness effort during April, NCUA plans to introduce new resources, including a Financial Literacy Resources webpage and a video on understanding payday lending. The agency also has several planned activities, including:

  • Hosting a webinar for credit unions, “Your Mission into Action: Developing Youth Financial Literacy and Savings Programs,” on Wednesday, April 22, beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern. Registration information will be available soon at MyCreditUnion.gov. There’s no charge for this webinar.
     
  • Moderating a financial literacy Twitter chat on April 22 beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern, hosted by Kenneth Worthey, financial literacy and outreach analyst with NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection. Credit unions and consumers are encouraged to follow the conversation and contribute using the #NCUAChat hashtag on Twitter. Participants can submit questions beforehand to socialmedia@ncua.gov.
     
  • Participating in the Financial Literacy Day event on Capitol Hill on Friday, April 24, to educate lawmakers, congressional staffers and the public about federally insured credit unions and the role of NCUA. The event is convened by the Jump$tart Coalition, Junior Achievement USA and the Council for Economic Education.

Beginning in April, consumers can also check NCUA’s MyCreditUnion.gov and the agency’s literacy site, Pocket Cents, to get up-to-date information about saving, borrowing, managing credit and protecting themselves from frauds and scams.

NCUA’s consumer Twitter feed, @MyCUgov, provides personal finance tips covering a wide range of topics year round. During April, @MyCUgov will focus on financial literacy issues like saving, budgeting and borrowing.

USE Credit Union will be hosting in-person financial workshops at and near our California branch locations covering home buying, how to manage personal finances, financial planning for college students, and more! Check our Event Calendar for upcoming workshops.
 

 

 

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