We are officially in April. March rushed by, along with a few holidays, and now we are on the brink of spring. Another great arrival is Financial Literacy Month and the plethora of financial literacy posts, articles and information that will be shared. In 2010, President Barack Obama announced that April would now be Financial Literacy Month, to encourage Americans to educate themselves about their financial situation and how to alleviate any stress it may be causing within your life. This is the month to re-check your credit score, make sure all outstanding bills are either paid off or part of a detailed payment plan, and to determine what your financial goals will be within the next 12 months.
My goal here on 4 Hats and Frugal, for the month of April, will be to share wholeheartedly about our finances. I want to be as transparent as possible with you all this month, sharing what I use to find out our credit scores, how our savings are going, and what our new goals will be for this year. I also plan on sharing HOW we pick our goals, financial and otherwise. Creating a great guideline for your goals is essential to not only getting out of debt, but getting out of your own way when it comes to other aspects of your life. I’ll also share great Financial Literacy Month resources from other blogs, websites and media that will help you succeed. I’ll make sure to add those at the end of each financial post. Here are the 4 posts you can expect from me this month:
- Our finances, credit and savings, now. (Along with how we save and how we keep track of it all)
- How to set your financial (and life) goals and keep them attainable
- Family and finances- how a change in family can create a new financial situation
- Monthly round up of all great resources, along with final thoughts about our current financial literacy
So make sure to stop by every Tuesday in April for a new post about Financial Literacy and feel free to learn, and share, with us. It’s so great to have a built-in community for support and information, and I love that we can provide that for each other here. See you next week!