Inside the Foundation  
Financial Literacy Month encourages education for CU members
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:30 PM

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.

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. The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation would like to encourage credit unions to participate.

"There is a tremendous need for financial capability, 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.”

“We are also very excited that the governors of ArkansasOklahoma, 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.”