LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (3/27/14)--All three states represented by the Cornerstone Credit Union League have now proclaimed April National Financial Literacy Month.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe signed his state's proclamation March 19, joining Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who both proclaimed that April 2014 be National Financial Literacy Month in their respective states recently as well.
National Financial Literacy Month is described as a time to "highlight the importance of financial literacy and to teach Americans to establish and maintain healthy financial habits."
"Whatever their income level, Arkansans can have a bright future if they take charge of their financial management skills today," Beebe said in the Arkansas proclamation. "Financial education plays a key role in helping our youth mature into responsible adults, and ultimately leads our adults to financial freedom."
Many credit unions, partner organizations and schools celebrate the month with promotional events and additional educational opportunities.
"At this time, I encourage all Texans to recognize the importance of saving, investing and having clear financial goals," Perry said. "Through the application of sound financial planning principles, we can live well now and in the future."