It’s been another great week at The Heavy Purse. On Monday, we began celebrating National Financial Literacy Awareness Month. While sadly too few people are aware of this (more people know it’s National Grilled Cheese Month—no joke!), it does make me really happy to see everyone help spread the word on such an important topic.
Please note that I am also posting on Wednesdays during April to provide some additional tips this month. Have you taken my Financial Literacy Quiz yet?
I read a lot of great posts this week, but after some reflection, I decided to only share a few of them. These are the posts that remind me why I do this and push me to give a little bit more. Read them and see if you feel the same way.
LBee from LBee and The Money Tree shared some Insights from a Speaking Gig where she spoke to a group of teenagers living in a shelter. It both broke my heart (Come on Mom! Come on girls!) but also gave me hope. Parents are the best teachers, but some will never step up to the plate, so I’m glad people like LBee are there to be a good role model.
Justin from The Frugal Path went on a righteous rant in his post, Financial Literacy Has a Month, Now Let’s Teach It. I couldn’t agree more. Having a nationally recognized month is a good start, but we need to embrace financial literacy as a personal responsibility.
John from Frugal Rules shares how becoming financially literate is similar to a baby’s (or in this case, JP’s) first steps in Financial Literacy: Taking Your First Financial Steps. Most of us become financially literate through trial and error. Along the way, we might take a tumble or two, but like JP, we have to get up and keep trying.
Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget Binder let another reader share her story in There and Back Again: A Spenders Financial Journey. Childhood money observations caused Lindsey to have a love/hate relationship with money. She is well on her way to eliminating her debt, but her story served as an important reminder that our kids are always watching us.
Well, that’s a wrap. I hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
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