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April is Financial Literacy Month

BROOKINGS, S.D. - In an effort to emphasize the important of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits April is recognized throughout the U.S. as Financial Literacy month.

"Financial literacy is your ability to make sound financial decisions based on your financial knowledge. A high level of financial literacy will improve your financial well-being," said Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, SDSU Extension Family Resource Management Field Specialist.

Let's celebrate

Throughout the month of April, the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) has developed tools and resources designed to encourage consumers to take action to improve their financial well-being.
Weekly themes for the month include:

  • April 1-7, 2018 - Planning
  • April 8-14, 2018 - Saving
  • April 15-21, 2018 -Protection through insurance
  • April 22-30, 2018 - General financial preparedness

To access tools and resources for each theme, visit the USA.gov website.

Year-round focus

Through her role with SDSU Extension, Saboe-Wounded Head, works with consumer across the state of South Dakota to improve their personal finance skills and knowledge.

Ways she works with South Dakotans to increase their financial literacy include: one-on-one financial counseling, small and large group financial programs, on-line courses, and worksite wellness programs.

To connect with Saboe-Wounded Head, e-mail or follow her on Twitter @SDSUExtFinance.