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The United States has recognized April as Financial Literacy Month since 2003

National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits

During Financial Literacy Month in 2006, The Financial Literacy and Education Commission unveiled a new national strategy in their report “Taking Ownership of the Future: The National Strategy for Financial Literacy”. The report outlined a series of outreach and education goals for the public and private sectors aimed to help Americans improve their understanding of financial issues such as credit management, savings, and home ownership.

Throughout the years, multiple states have also proclaimed April as Financial Literacy Month including Arkansas, OklahomaPennsylvania, and Texas.