National Financial Literacy Month  
 
National Financial Literacy Month

National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the month of April in the United States in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.

In 2000, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy began promoting April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month.  In 2003, the United States Senate designated April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month.  In March 2014, the Senate passed Resolution 316 that officially recognized April as National Financial Literacy Month, for all ages. 

President Barack Obama declared April 2016 to be National Financial Capability Month. Governor’s Asa Hutchinson, Mary Fallin and Greg Abbott proclaimed April 2016 to be Financial Literacy Month in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Click Here to view the proclamations: Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.

Many credit unions, partner organizations, and school systems promote the month by holding promotional events and offering additional educational opportunities.

Free Financial Education Webinars

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, in partnership with the Transformance, will continue presenting monthly live and free webinars covering a wide array of topics. Webinars are open to credit unions, community partners, educators, etc.  Please visit Transformance to view the webinar schedule. 

“Financial Fitness Day”

Financial Fitness Day

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, in partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation, presents "Financial Fitness Day," a fundraising and awareness campaign taking place April 6, 2016. Americans spend months getting their physical health into shape as part of their New Year's resolutions. Kicking off National Financial Literacy Month, Financial Fitness Day is dedicated to helping members get their financial health in shape.

It's easy to participate. Just hold one (or more) of the following at your credit union organization on Financial Fitness Day, April 6:

  • Jeans or Casual Day for staff
  • Bake Sale for staff and/or members
  • Deduct or Donate a Buck - Ask staff and/or members to consider a voluntary contribution of $1 or more, either in cash as they complete their transaction and/or deducting from their checking or saving account as often as they choose.

Please feel free to celebrate any day in April if this specific day does not work for your credit union's schedule!

By participating, you'll be raising funds for the Cornerstone CU Foundation and National CU Foundation in support of their critical financial education initiatives, as well as raising awareness of credit unions' financial education activities and the importance of financial education.

 For more information and a variety of downloadable resources to get involved, visit www.financialfitnessday.com.

Please visit the following sites to learn more about April happenings in the Cornerstone region:

Money Smart Week
El Paso Money Smart Week
Houston Money Week
Financial Fitness Greater Austin
National Credit Union Foundation
Transformance (formerly CCCS of Greater Dallas) 
Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy