Your County Extension Office Offers Actionable Tips for Improving Finances
April is National Financial Literacy Month, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Consumers are feeling more pinched each week with rapidly increasing gas and food prices and sluggish economic growth. According to a recent survey by Career Builder, 77 percent of American consumers are living paycheck to paycheck.
Financial Literacy Month is the perfect opportunity for individuals and families to change their financial situation by learning about important financial matters like creating and managing a budget, paying down debt while saving for emergencies, and creating achievable financial goals. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is committed to bringing you the financial education you need to reach your financial goals.
The following five steps will help you on the path toward financial wellness:
"Changing your financial habits and your relationship with money can be hard work, but the payoff is priceless," said Diana Simpson, regional Extension agent. "The important thing to remember while on your journey to financial freedom is to stay flexible. Revisit your financial plan often and make changes as needed."
Source: Financial LIteracy Month. Money Management International. http://www.financialliteracymonth.com/Toos-For-Success/FLM-Toolkit.aspx
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