Celebrate April as Financial Literacy Awareness Month

April 2, 2013 at 11:49 am

On April 1st, Governor Brandstad proclaimed April as Financial Literacy Awareness Month.

We want everyone in Iowa to know how important financial literacy is to the individual and the community. We will continue to promote skills in financial literacy. Hopefully this proclamation will help Iowan’s see how serious the governor and community is in achieving this goal.  Here is the wording in the Proclamation.

WHEREAS, The State of Iowa believes knowledge of personal finance is essential for the success of our citizens and state; and

WHEREAS, Iowa is taking decisive action to promote financial stability, and the State’s prosperity will ultimately depend on our willingness as individuals to empower ourselves and our families with financial knowledge; and

WHEREAS, To lay the foundation for continued prosperity, Iowa must strive to ensure all Iowans have the skills to manage fiscal resources effectively and avoid deceptive or predatory practices; and

WHEREAS, The Iowa College Student Aid Commission and its partners wish to instill core concepts of personal finance in all Iowans including:savings, banking, credit scores, financing higher education, taxes and insurance, consumer fraud and investing; and

WHEREAS, Working with partners across the state, Iowa’s goal is to ensure all Iowans are prepared to successfully manage their finances; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terry E. Branstad, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim the month of April, 2013 as FINANCIAL LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH.

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