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April is National Financial Literacy Month

April 01, 2015

AFCPE: Building the Bridge from Research to Practice


The goal of the Financial Literacy effort is to provide consumers with the knowledge and skills they need to make good financial decisions on their own. Individually, as financial researchers, educators and practitioners, you are regularly focused on the financial literacy effort. Working collectively, you can enhance your efforts!

National Financial Literacy Month, sometimes referred to as National Financial Capability Month, is a month-long campaign to raise public awareness about the importance of financial literacy and the need for financial education. This month, AFCPE® proudly joins our partners in the field to encourage financial literacy efforts and acknowledge the many and diverse contributions that researchers, educators and financial professionals, like you, have made in support of this effort.

"What makes AFCPE® so unique is that we bring together a diverse group of professionals who support the common mission of improving the economic wellbeing of individuals and families worldwide," says Rebecca Wiggins, Executive Director of AFCPE. "This month we want to showcase the importance of these distinct yet connected areas of the field in a way that honors our rich history and looks to the future to continue setting the standard for this field."

Social media is quickly becoming one of the best places to network and share resources. During Financial Literacy Month, we invite you to follow and engage with AFCPE’s social media platforms and take part in our social agenda.

AFCPE’s Financial Literacy Month Social Agenda


  • April Week 1: Financial Literacy & Research

  • April Week 2: Financial Literacy & Education

  • April Week 3: Financial Literacy & Practice

  • April Week 4: Building the Bridge


All who engage with AFCPE social media this month will be entered to Win 50% off 2015 AFCPE Symposium Registration. The winner will be announced on social media on April 30. Your Involvement is up to you, but we encourage you to engage all month long! Like a LinkedIn article, comment on a Facebook post, retweet an AFCPE announcement or share the "Value of an AFC®" video with a friend or colleague. Twitter followers, use #FLM2015 to join in and follow the Financial Literacy Month conversation!

Thank you for your work in the field and for playing an important part in the Financial Literacy effort!

 


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