National Financial Capability Month

April 5, 2012  |  71 comments

This month, by proclamation of the President of the United States, is National Financial Capability Month, 2012.  In declaring April as National Financial Capability Month, President Obama said:

"My Administration is taking action to empower individuals and families with the tools they need to get ahead. Last year, we collaborated with representatives from the private, public, and non-profit industries to release the National Strategy for Financial Literacy -- a comprehensive plan to improve financial education across our country. The President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability (PACFC) continues to identify and promote the most effective, data-driven strategies to better educate Americans on financial issues. With help from the PACFC, we are working to provide our young people with financial skills to become successful students, entrepreneurs, and leaders; to ensure American workers are able to provide for their loved ones and save for retirement; and to foster financial capability in families and communities across our Nation."

A number of government resources are available to those who want to take ownership of their financial future, including:,, and 1-888-MyMoney.

Learn more about his proclamation at the

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