Surveys reveal that financial issues are a leading cause of stress in American households.
By providing financial literacy education, people can learn a way to secure a better future for themselves and their families.
- Financial literacy can mean the difference between opportunity and adversity
- Financial literacy can open doors to an education and a career; it’s also a powerful tool to help victims of domestic abuse
- How to properly budget money
- The true value of money
- How to avoid loans with double digit interest rates
- How to pay taxes
- How to use tax-efficient investment tools
- How to get off social welfare programs
- How to find better housing
- How to pay more money back toward victim restitution
Financial literacy programs can also help address other needs, which may include problem-solving abilities, impulse control, employment, peer associations and cost versus benefits.
An investment in financial literacy is an investment in each other and ourselves.
(Information from articles authored by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz and Tyson Howard.)