Apr
15
2009

April is National Financial Literacy Month

Dear Readers,

April is National Financial Literacy Month. The Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy introduced National Financial Literacy Month in 2000, and the U.S. Congress first recognized April as National Financial Literacy Month in 2003.

Experian is proud to have been a founding member of the Jump$tart Coalition and to be an ongoing partner. You can find free credit education materials from Experian in the Jump$tart Coalition Clearinghouse of financial literacy resources.

Recently, we announced that Experian is joining forces with the Jump$tart Coalition and the National Education Association to host a national financial literacy teachers conference in Washington, D.C. later this year.

The teacher’s conference is one of several educational initiatives that received funding through Experian’s global Corporate Responsibility initiative. This year, Experian is proud to be awarding a number of substantial grants to organizations that champion financial literacy and math and economic education, in addition to supporting services that help families in crisis rebuild their financial lives.

Other organizations that received grants are the LifeSmarts Consumer Knowledge Challenge, Junior Achievement Orange County, the MIND Research Institute, Mercy House, and Allen Community Outreach.

Experian recognizes the importance of financial literacy and is proud of its commitment to helping America’s consumer gain the knowledge they need to be financially successful.

Thanks for reading.

- The “Ask Experian” team

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