April is National Financial Literacy Month: Time to improve your finances and your life

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April is National Financial Literacy Month, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Many consumers, some for the first time, have had to learn to live in a down economy.

Financial Literacy Month is an opportunity for individuals to learn about financial matters such as developing a budget, understanding credit scores, and managing and saving money.

We have always known that financial education is important. In fact, our financial literacy survey found that 33 percent of Americans think they should be most responsible for their financial education.

That is why Money Management International launched FinancialLiteracyMonth.com. On the site, there are 30 simple steps to financial freedom—one for each day of the month. We invite you to join the thousands of consumers who have already taken the pledge to improve their financial wellness.

In creating the step-by-step program, we realized that there are a lot of similarities between the efforts to lose weight and improve your financial situation. Both efforts take discipline and time. Just like a 30-day crash diet does not provide you with long-term health benefits, a month of financial literacy will not make you financially well for a lifetime. That is why the 30-step program was designed to be flexible enough to start any day of the year and as many times as needed.

We also invite you to take advantage of additional tools and resources to help you maintain financial success– through the month of April and beyond. Visit MoneyManagement.org and register for a free financial webinar, submit your question to the Advice Team, or listen to our financial podcast series.

Take the first step today—make a commitment to change. From there, you can take it one step at a time.