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National Financial Literacy Month Just Got More Exciting


Everyone knows there are certain things you just don’t discuss in polite company, right? It seems this month we need to recognize the taboo that no one even seems to want to talk about; money.

In 2003, the National Endowment for Financial Education introduced Youth Financial Literacy Day, and in 2004, the U.S. Senate passed resolution 316, recognizing April as National Financial Literacy Month in an attempt to improve personal financial well-being and reduce the stigma attached to talking about personal financial health. While personal finance is still very much taboo for most people, we encourage you to take a few minutes this April to set three financial goals for yourself, reducing the stigma of personal finance and improving your bottom line.

For National Financial Literacy Month in 2017, the Mercadien Foundation has created a fun, multi-platform, interactive series of programs.

First, a short, 10-question quiz where you’ll be able to see how financially literate you are. Do you have what it takes to get a perfect score? Click the image below to take the quiz and feel free to share the link!

We’ve also put together a short video series looking at pertinent topics in personal finance based on what you’ve told us you need.

The videos are each fewer than two minutes and cover: impulse buying, college debt, rainy day funds, big spending, and credit scores. Have 10 minutes to spare?! Watch them all by clicking the links below!  Visit the Mercadien Foundation’s website; our Facebook page; and our Instagram in the links below.