Financial Literacy

Financial_Graphic_RGBIndividuals as well as small businesses and organizations contribute to the economic vitality of their community through innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development.

April has been declared Financial Literacy Month.  the experts at Money Management International (a nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency) created Begin your 30 step path to financial wellness any day of any month to help you create a successful strategy to better your overall financial position.

Money Smart Week®, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances, is April 23-30 for 2016. It was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. – This website is organized around the MyMoney Five principles so you can quickly identify resources and tools to help you in these areas. The Tools page page can help you locate and use on-line calculators,  budget worksheets,  planning checklists and other helpful resources from the federal government for making financial decisions.

Advantage Credit Counseling Service, Inc. (ACCS) is a non-profit credit counseling organization incorporated in 1968, Advantage Credit Counseling Services is committed to educating consumers about wise money management and the responsible use of credit. Try their free online budgeting and goal tracking tools.

Bankrate, Inc., the Web’s leading aggregator of financial rate information, offers a 10 question Financial Literacy Quiz. You get instant feedback!

Here at The University of Scranton the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at  works to grow the economy of Northeastern Pennsylvania by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.  For more information, visit the SBDC site.