Financial Literacy 101: How We Can Make a Difference This Month

Join our #CreditChat on Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter, and Snapchat every Wednesday at 3 p.m ET. To kick off Financial Literacy Month we brought together experts to give their tips on financial education to create #afinlitfuture.

The panel included:  David Lopez: CPA, founder of David Lopez and Co, and member of the AICPA Financial Literacy CommissionLaura Levine: Executive Director of The Jump$tart CoalitionShannon McNay: Personal Finance Freelance Writer Rod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.

We also featured financial tips all week on Snapchat.

Moments from our tweet chat. 

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Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What is Financial Literacy Month and why is it important?
  • Q2: What are the core principles of financial literacy?
  • Q3: How can someone assess their level of financial literacy?
  • Q4: How can financial literacy help people achieve financial freedom?
  • Q5: How can we ensure that we are raising financially literate children?
  • Q6: How can we raise awareness about financial literacy with our friends and family members?
  • Q7: How can we raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy in our communities?
  • Q8: What are some hurdles to achieving financial literacy, and how can people overcome them?
  • Q9: What resources are available to someone interested in learning more about money management or the financial literacy movement?
  • Q10: Any final tips to help people make a difference during financial literacy month?


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