HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett today proclaimed April to be “Financial Education Month” in Pennsylvania, calling it essential that Pennsylvanians of all ages know how to manage money, credit, investments and debt.
"As our economy continues to improve, it is important for Pennsylvanians to make educated decisions about how to invest and protect their money,” Corbett said in a statement.
In his proclamation, Corbett praised several Pennsylvania initiatives aimed at promoting financial education and literacy:
- Many Pennsylvania banks, which will be participating in “Teach Children to Save Day” April 23;
- Many Pennsylvania credit unions, which will be participating in “National Credit Union Youth Week,” celebrated April 21-27;
- The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, which will be co-sponsoring a “Money Matters” investor education conference on April 30 in the Pittsburgh region; who, through its Consumer Services outreach, assists thousands of Pennsylvanians each year make informed decisions on financial matters; and through its moneysbestfriend.com website, provides consumers with information about personal money management issues;
- The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, which provides the “Building Your Financial House” program for Pennsylvania renters, homebuyers and homeowners; and
- The Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, which is working to improve financial education in kindergarten through 12th grade.