How to participate in Financial Literacy Month

As consumers have faced unprecedented economic challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic, financial literacy, capability and sound saving habits are now more important than ever.

April is Financial Literacy Month, and credit union advocates are encouraged to join and support Advancing Communities in its campaign to promote the benefits of credit unions.

Here’s how to participate:

  • Visit Advancing Communities’ Twitter and Facebook accounts to follow, share, like and engage in promoting Financial Literacy Month on social media;
  • request email templates to send a financial literacy or thank you email to legislators by emailing Andy Dennis, manager of state outreach at CUNA, at ADennis@cuna.coop; and
  • share your CU story — stories will be highlighted throughout the month, and anyone with a great CU story can visit the Advancing Communities’ “Share Your Story” webpage to share their credit union story.

Additional financial literacy resources for credit unions and their members include:

  • The NCUA’s Financial Literacy & Education Resource Center, which includes resources and tools from other federal agencies and stakeholders that can assist credit unions in developing or improving their own personal finance and financial literacy education programs.

  • MyCreditUnion.gov, NCUA’s consumer website, which has links to information on a variety of financial education resources, including such topics as saving and investing, homeownership, dealing with debt, preventing fraud, and planning for the unexpected.

  • The Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s website, MyMoney.gov, which includes links to information on earning, borrowing, saving, investing, spending, and protecting financial resources.

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