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April Is Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month April is designated as Financial Literacy Month, but the Federal Reserve has a host of brochures, articles, and other publications that are available year round to help consumers brush up on the basics of personal finance.

Whether they are opening a checking or savings account or trying to improve their credit scores, consumers face an array of financial decisions. The more you know, the better prepared you are to make wise choices about spending and saving!

  • A Guide to Your First Bank Account
    Available in English and Spanish, this Atlanta Fed publication highlights the benefits of a banking account and explains the different types of accounts and how to maintain them.
  • Katrina's Classroom: Financial Lessons from a Hurricane
    This four-chapter video and curriculum teaches about key financial concepts such as budgeting, banking, savings, and the wise use of credit. Through the stories of three teenagers, high school students and their families learn the importance of being financially prepared.
  • Extra Credit
    This online newsletter includes timely information on economic and personal finance topics, as well as classroom resources for teachers.
  • 5 Tips Series Produced by the Federal Reserve Board, this series covers a range of consumer finance topics, including getting the most out of your credit card, avoiding foreclosure scams, improving your credit score, and more. The series is available in English and Spanish.