MADISON, Wis. (3/31/14)--National Financial Literacy Month kicks off tomorrow, and credit unions throughout the country have a loaded schedule of events and programs planned to demonstrate their prowess in financial education, a critical component of the credit union movement year-round.
In addition to the monthlong celebration, April 5-12 is Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers of all shapes and sizes better manage their financial situations.
Later this month will bring National Credit Union Youth Week, April 20-26, when kids will be encouraged to set up savings accounts and learn the ins and outs of managing money.
Here's a glimpse of what credit unions have in store early on this month:
So far, 240 credit unions have pledged to participate in the saving challenge, according to Jan Garkey, CUNA Youth Week coordinator.
League leaders are also encouraging credit unions to hold a "Financial Fitness Day" fundraiser Wednesday to help kick off financial literacy month. The initiative will raise funds for the Cornerstone Foundation and National Credit Union Foundation in support of their financial education programs. For more information visit www.financialfitnessday.com.