Did you know that the month of April is Financial Literacy Month? It’s a great time to take stock of your financial situation and educate yourself on any topics you might need a refresher on. Think of it as spring cleaning for your wallet!
We’re always looking for ways to help you improve your financial savvy—whether it’s clarifying confusing bank-speak, helping you find new ways to save, boosting your business know-how, or teaching you how to identify scams and fraud.
Our Financial Smarts blog has a wealth of information (no pun intended!). The articles below are great places to start if you’re looking to boost your financial literacy this month, but we encourage you to look around and explore the categories most relevant to you and your personal situation. If you don’t see the topic you’re looking for, you can always ask us your financial questions here!
- 6 Tips to Tidy Up Your Finances this Spring—if you’re looking to keep a closer eye on your spending and get smarter about your budget, or if you just want a refresher on best practices, these six tips will help you succeed.
- Three Key Steps to Take if You’ve Fallen Victim to Fraud or Identity Theft—your best defense against fraudsters and scams is to remain vigilant, however, if you learn you’ve been scammed and someone has access to your personal information, these steps can help to get ahead of the issue and do damage control.
- 3 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Smart Monet Habits—financial literacy can start at any age! These tips will help you educate your kids (or grandkids!) on how money works and what it means to earn, save, spend, and budget.
- Three Things To Do When Creating a Business Plan—thinking of starting a new venture? These tips will help you find focus before you launch into those key start-up ‘to do’ items by formulating a solid business plan.
- Investing Basics: Why Asset Allocation and Diversification are Essential to Success—whether you’re brand new to investing or you have been cultivating your investment portfolio for decades, asset allocation and diversification are two essential strategies to embrace.