Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April is Financial Literacy Month...

...understanding basic concepts of finance is more important than ever.

To help fight financial illiteracy, here are some FREE resources:

* Motley Fool – Investing, top to bottom
* The Frugal DuchessSharon Harvey Rosenberg is the frugal gourmet of finance - be sure to bookmark her blog!
* MoneySmart – Basic financial online classes from the FDIC
* 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy – From the American Institute of CPAs

Keeping up with the economy? Visit Living with less - The human side of the global recession.

Financial education is critical to financial success. Challenge yourself to a financial literacy goal before April runs out!

Related: You've seen warnings lately about ATM "skimmers"—data-reading devices added onto machines by thieves—you might be wondering how you could tell if one's been rigged up to where you're about to insert your card. The Consumerist blog hosts a PDF copy of a PowerPoint explainer from an Australian security firm (that still applies to U.S. machines). It might not cover what your specific bank's teller machines should look like, but it does point to warning signs to look out for—like the flashing lights on a card feeder being obscured. [Consumerist]

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