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Governors Sign Proclamations Declaring April Financial Literacy Month
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 9:20 AM

Happy National Financial Literacy Month!

“There is a tremendous need for financial education, and National Financial Literacy Month is an excellent opportunity to increase awareness and inspire consumers to make a change,” says Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation Financial Capability Director Paula Upchurch. “Not having the necessary financial knowledge and skills can prevent consumers from ever realizing their true financial capability.”

As champions of improving financial capability, credit unions continue to make great strides in deploying financial education into their local schools and communities. During the month of April, credit unions across the Cornerstone region are hosting financial education workshops and classes, lunch-and-learns, and reality fairs.

“We are also very excited that the governors of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas have all signed proclamations declaring April as Financial Literacy Month,” notes Courtney Moran, executive director of the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation. “In all three proclamations, the governors acknowledge the important role financial education plays in helping consumers make more responsible financial choices.”

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation would like to encourage your credit union to participate this month. Americans spend months getting their physical health into shape as part of their New Year's resolutions. National Financial Literacy Month is dedicated to helping members get their financial health in shape.

To learn more about other financial capability and to view all three proclamations, please visit the Cornerstone Foundation’s website or contact our staff at 800-953-8283.