As we recover from the worst economic crisis in decades, it’s important that everyone understand the effect of their financial decisions. April is Financial Literacy Month, the 30 days devoted to reevaluating your money needs, past experiences and setting goals for the future along the way. So we ask you, how are you improving your financial wisdom this month?
Finance blogger Melissa Hincha-Ownby suggests expanding your financial smarts by reading one finance book a month. But as a newcomer with limited time, I focus on blogs to help increase my knowledge. Popular sites like Yahoo Finance, MSNMoney, CNN.com and The Simple Dollar. Others recommend e-mail newsletters, the good old-fashioned newspaper and news programs. It doesn’t matter where you get the information, the important part is getting it. And as you learn more, it’s easier to set goals and make smart decisions for your money.
We already know you’re on the right track because you’ve chosen to keep some of your money with SmartyPig. Choose to improve your financial wellness this month by adding an article or two to your weekly must-reads. This new-found knowledge could pay off in a big way!
Wishing you successful saving.
Sarah Foss, SmartyPig’s Media Mad Woman