Pandemic Amplifies Message of Financial Literacy Month
April 29, 2020 by Aimee DeCamillo
For most of us, April has traditionally been the month of taxes, spring holidays, and that old nursery rhyme about April showers. It is often seen as the month of rejuvenation. Perhaps less known is another significant event that occurs every year at this time — Financial Literacy Month.
The month set aside to teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits is not new — it actually started in 2004 — but in the wake of the unfolding story of the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, its goal of making us all more informed stewards of our personal finances has added urgency.
This is a time of heightened economic uncertainty for us all. Businesses around the country are shuttering their doors, responding to urgent calls to “shelter at home” to help prevent the spread of the unseen foe.