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April Is National Financial Literacy Month

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NAIFA Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

By NAIFA on 4/5/23 10:00 AM

NAIFA is dedicated to promoting financial literacy education across the United States year-round. Each April, we shine a spotlight on local, state, and national efforts to provide Americans with financial wellness education.

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We offer a wide array of educational materials including: 

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NAIFA strongly supports state requirements for public high school students to complete personal finance coursework prior to graduation. Starting financial education in high school gives students a leg up and will help them make better financial decisions when they enter the workforce. High school personal finance courses may also inspire some students to pursue financial services as a career.

NAIFA chapters are actively promoting financial curriculum requirements in their states. Currently, 19 states have passed measures to require public high school students to take a one-credit personal finance course prior to graduation. Eight of these have requirements in place, and 11 have begun the implementation process. As of April 3, 2023, there are 19 states with active legislation to add a standalone one-credit personal finance course to high school graduation requirements.

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