Be Financially Fit This April

  
     
BBB, AGO & CBS Help Consumers during Financial Literacy Month
April 01, 2014

Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington teams up with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services for Financial Literacy Month.

In March 2004, the United States Senate officially recognized April as Financial Literacy Month, in an effort to highlight the importance of establishing and maintaining healthy financial habits and outline the serious consequences that may be associated with a lack of understanding.

In connection with Financial Literacy Month and recognizing the need for financial education, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed April 5-12 Money Smart Week® in Washington. This will be Washington’s Fifth Annual Money Smart Week®.

BBB, the AGO and CBS want consumers to be financially “in the know.” During the month of April:

  • Follow BBB on Facebook for daily financial tips about earning, saving, protecting assets, spending and borrowing.
  • Follow the Washington AGO on Twitter @AGOWA for the latest consumer updates and information on how to be financially fit.
  • Visit the Oregon CBS website for 13 videos on basic investing information.

For a list of financial workshops in Washington State, click here.

Additional resources are available from the Financial Literacy and Education Commission and Better Business Bureau.

ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington, founded in 1918 and serving more than 9 million consumers, is one of 113 local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In 2014, people turned to BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington more than 5 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 264,000 local businesses and for Charity Reports on more than 1,200 local charities, all available for free at akorww.bbb.org.