Over the month of April the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) is encouraging people to take action to improve their financial futures. Each week will feature new tools and resources that you can use to take action in your financial lives.
You can learn more and join the conversation by participating in these events:
Do You Know Where Your Money Goes? This Facebook Live! event kicked off April’s activities, with tips and tools to help you make choices about your money.
Date and Time: April 2, 2018 1:00-1:30 pm EDT
- Make a Budget Worksheet Simple worksheet you can fill out to help you find out how much money you have coming in and where it goes. This worksheet does the math for you.
- Personal Budgeting Worksheet: A review of the different types of expenses that can help you with the Make a Budget Worksheet
- Managing Your Money: Simple steps you can take to manage your money.
For Children and Young People:
- Money as You Grow Learn more about how you can help children develop money skills
- Federal Student Aid Provides resources and federal funds to help make college possible
- Youth Saving Programs: help youth by building savings programs at school, through their first jobs or youth programs
- Teach Kids about Saving: Teacher Resources for Teaching Youth Saving
- Empowering Youth to Save Infographic
For Older Adults and Members of the Military:
- Personal Finance Planning for Service members Designed for active Service members, this site provides information for every phase of the Service member’s financial life.
- Retirement Planning: Helps those planning for retirement understand their choices for receiving Social Security benefits.
This TwitterChat explored what it means to be financially capable, and learn from experts more about what works in saving for your goals and unexpected events.
Date and time: April 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm, EDT
- Saving and Investing Tips Actions you can take to begin or build your savings:.
- Dealing with Debt: Learn what you can do to reduce your debt and free up money for your goals.
- Savings Fitness A publication and worksheets to help you develop a plan to meet your financial goals including establishing a budget, managing debt and determining a target retirement saving rate.
- Financial Preparedness Learn more about how you can prepare for unexpected events. Features the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit free download in English and Spanish
You’ve earned it, now protect it. This Facebook Live! chat discussed ways that you can protect you and your family from loss and secure your financial future.
Safeguard your important documents like birth certificates, insurance policies, medical records, tax statements and other critical documents you do not want to lose.
Make sure you have flood insurance, as floods can happen anywhere. Ninety-eight percent of counties in the United States have experienced a flood, but homeowners and renters insurance do not typically cover flood damage.
Date and time: April 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm, EDT
- Learn about the different kinds of insurance.
- Learn about flood insurance. How to buy flood insurance.
- Take steps to be financially prepared.
This webinar helps community organizations improve peoples’ financial readiness and bounce back from unexpected events.
Date and time: April 26 2:00 pm, EDT