If you have ever felt that trying to balance your checkbook is like reading Chinese, then this article is for you. Or, maybe you’re tired of picking up the check because your friend is always “short on cash.” Then please feel free to share this article with them! April was Financial Literacy Month and we committed this article to helping you learn the “language” of your personal finances. Just remember, Financial Literacy isn’t important only one month of the year, but all year long!
The number one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy. ~ Alan Greenspan 1926
For many, divorce means learning how to “read” a bank or credit card statement, or learning to “write” a budget for the first time in their lives. For others, it means learning to live on one budget now instead of two, or perhaps entering the workforce again after many years of being supported by a spouse. Some are trying to interpret complicated stock options, retirement accounts or pension plans, to know how they can be fairly divided and best utilized for the future.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest ~ Benjamin Franklin
Just like learning any new language, finding a “native speaker” is the best way to become fluent in your new financial language. You can learn to build a budget, balance a checkbook and successfully manage your own finances. Whatever financial curve life has thrown your way, the following articles were chosen to help you become more financially literate.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help and don’t wait to get started. Your financial future depends on it.