Financial Literacy Month


April is Financial Literacy Month, organized by The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, which operates as a tax-exempt organization in Washington, D.C. Comprising over 100 national organizations and a network of 51 independent state coalitions affiliated with the cause, the coalition is united by a shared dedication to promoting youth financial literacy. Warren-Boynton State Bank supports this cause so we can have financial literate adults in the future who can make responsible choices and contribute to our thriving economy. Follow our financial literacy tips and you’re sure to experience a successful future.

What is Financial Literacy Month?

April is designated as Financial Literacy Month, a collaborative initiative observed nationwide through various activities and events. This month-long celebration is dedicated to recognizing accomplishments in enhancing the financial literacy of Americans, with a particular focus on our nation's youth. The inception of Financial Literacy Month can be traced back to Youth Financial Literacy Day, initiated by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). NEFE subsequently entrusted the Jump$tart Coalition with the promotion of this initiative, evolving it into Youth Financial Literacy Month. Jump$tart, originally the advocate for April as Financial Literacy Month (also known as Financial Capability Month), continues to spearhead the cause. In the present day, organizations throughout the country host events and initiatives during April to underscore the significance of financial literacy and the imperative for comprehensive financial education for both youth and adults. For today’s adults, we have some helpful financial literacy tips to help you make wiser choices with your money and model fiscal responsibility for the children in your life, so they get the best financial start with their own money.

Financial Literacy Tip #1: Create Budget
Start by understanding your income and expenses. Create a budget that outlines your monthly spending, including essential costs like rent or mortgage, utilities, groceries, and transportation. Be sure to allocate a portion of your income towards savings and emergency funds. Tracking your expenses can help you identify areas where you can cut back and save more. Check out our Rates & Calculators Page for further help.

Financial Literacy Tip #2: Save Regularly
Make saving a habit by setting aside a portion of your income each month. Aim to build an emergency fund that can cover at least three to six months' worth of expenses. Consider automating your savings by setting up automatic transfers from your checking account to your savings account. This way, you will be less tempted to spend the money instead of saving it.

Financial Literacy Tip #3: Educate Yourself
Take the time to learn about basic financial concepts such as interest rates, credit scores, and investment options. Understanding these principles will empower you to make informed decisions about your money. Warren-Boynton State Bank offers more financial literacy resources within the WBSB Blog. Visit for more information.

Financial Literacy Tip #4: Manage Debt Wisely
Be cautious about taking on too much debt and strive to pay off existing debt as quickly as possible. Prioritize high-interest debt such as credit card balances and personal loans. Consider consolidating debt or negotiating with creditors to lower interest rates or create a repayment plan that fits your budget.

Financial Literacy Tip #5: Plan for the Future
Start planning for your long-term financial goals, such as retirement, homeownership, or education expenses. Take advantage of employer-sponsored retirement plans like 401(k)s and IRAs to save for retirement. Consider seeking advice from a financial advisor to develop a comprehensive financial plan tailored to your goals and risk tolerance.

Warren-Boynton Bank Supports Financial Literacy

The importance of financial literacy cannot be overstated in today's complex economic landscape. It is a crucial skill that empowers individuals to make informed decisions, secure their financial future, and contribute to a thriving community. By following these financial literacy tips, you can take control of your financial future and work towards achieving your goals. Remember, small changes today can lead to significant financial rewards tomorrow. At Warren-Boynton State Bank, we're here to support you on your journey to financial success. Together, let's empower ourselves and future generations with the knowledge and skills needed for a brighter financial future. Happy Financial Literacy Month!