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3 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

March 28, 2014

Did you know? 41% of U.S. adults (more than 92 million people) gave themselves a grade of C, D, or F on their knowledge of personal finance.*

April is Financial Literacy month, and the perfect time to start changing that statistic! Here are three ways students (and maybe you, too!) can brush up on money management:

  1. Participate in Money Smart Week

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    Image courtesy of moneysmartweek.org.

From April 5 – 11, organizations across the country are collaborating to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Anyone can participate in the free educational seminars and activities, which will cover topics like budgeting, home buying, retirement planning, and more.

Nelnet is proud to be participating in this event. Our very own April Hastings, a Learning Engineer, will be hosting an event, “How to Pay Back Your Student Loans,” on April 9th at Denver Community College in Colorado.  Feel free to attend if you are in the area!

  1. Attend a Money Monday webinar

We’re offering training sessions on a variety of financial literacy topics during the month of April, including:

      • Understanding Credit Cards (April 7)
      • Saving and Investing Basics (April 14)
      • Student Loan Repayment Tips (April 21)

These webinars are offered at both 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Eastern). Click here to register! If a topic your students are interested in isn’t being offered in April, check out past Money Mondays in our library.

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Set financial goals and map out ways to achieve them using these resources:

Looking for more ways to raise financial literacy awareness? Further resources are available in our library, or you can contact your Regional Director.

*Source: The Financial Services Roundtable

 

Kristin Tobias, Communications Coordinator, Nelnet

Kristin Tobias, Communications Coordinator, Nelnet

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