Everybody wants to have more money and less stress. Perhaps Rod Tidwell said it best in the movie Jerry Maguire—“Show me the money!”
Well, I won’t be showing you any money. But April is Financial Literacy Month and what better way to spend it than to—get your financial house in order.
When you get your money right, you don’t have to worry about:
- Overpaying for products/services
- Making poor financial decisions like paying high interest rates/fees and debt traps
- Being unprepared for retirement (not enough saved up to retire comfortably)
I’m convinced the more you know, the more your money will grow. And before long you’ll be seeing the money.
Struggling with Your Finances?
You’re not alone. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey:
- Forty-two percent of workers report that they usually or always live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet
- Forty-six percent of female workers live paycheck to paycheck, compared to 38 percent of their male counterparts
- Fourteen percent of workers who earn six figures say they live paycheck to paycheck—
The 2012 Financial Literacy Survey for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) revealed:
- More than half of U.S. adults, 56 percent, admit that they do not have a budget;
- One-third of U.S. adults, or more than 77 million Americans (1), do not pay all of their bills on time;
- Two in five adults indicated that they are now saving less than they were one year ago, and 39 percent do not have any non-retirement savings
Financial Literacy Month Giveaways and Free Classes
This month I’m giving away an autographed copy of my new book “Get Your Money Right: The 7 Keys to Unlocking a Better Financial Future.” My book helps you take control of your money, so you can live better. You’ll also have a chance to win a one-hour private financial coaching session. For a chance to win simply:
- Like GainMoneyControl on Facebook
- Join my mailing list on GainMoneyControl.com or KembalaEvans.com
- You must do one of the above by April 30th to be considered for the drawings
As a Money Smart Week partner, I’m happy to be speaking on a variety of personal finance topics (money management, debt, credit) this year. I encourage you to take advantage of FREE personal finance classes, workshops and seminars in your area.
Be sure to check with your local library, financial institutions, schools, churches and other organizations (e.g. YMCA) to find out what they may be offering during Financial Literacy Month.
Money Smart Week (MSW) offers hundreds of free personal finance classes/activities to help you manage your finances better. MSW is April 21st – 28th, click here for information about MSW events.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” ― Benjamin Franklin