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Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas Governors Sign Proclamations Declaring April Financial Literacy Month
Friday, April 1, 2016 6:55 AM


National Financial Literacy Month kicks off today, although the official “Financial Fitness Day” takes place on Wednesday, April 6! 

“There is a tremendous need for financial education, and National Financial Literacy Month is an excellent opportunity to increase awareness and inspire consumers to make a change,” notes Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Courtney Moran. “Not having the necessary financial knowledge and skills can prevent consumers from ever realizing true financial stability.”

As champions of the financial literacy cause, Moran says credit unions continue to make great strides in deploying financial education into their local schools and communities. And during the month of April, Moran says a number of credit unions are hosting financial education workshops and classes, lunch and learns, and reality fairs. Others are conducting various fundraisers—you're only limited by your imagination.

“We are also very excited that the governors of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas have all signed proclamations declaring April as Financial Literacy Month,” notes Moran. “In all three proclamations, the governors acknowledge the important role financial education plays in helping consumers make more responsible financial choices.”

To learn more about other financial literacy activities taking place in April and to view all three proclamations, please visit the Cornerstone Foundation’s website, at

The “Financial Fitness Day” initiative will not only raise funds for the National Credit Union Foundation and the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation throughout the month of April, but it's also an opportunity to bring awareness to the importance of having the knowledge and skills to make sound financial decisions.

It is not too late to participate, as credit unions can hold either a jeans/casual day for staff; a bake sale, "donate a buck" day, and/or come up with their own creative ideas to celebrate throughout the month.  If your credit union is participating, please notify Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation Financial Education Liaison Emily Moreno at or 469-385-6483.

You can learn more about Financial Fitness Day by visiting  Included on the website are other campaign resources such as additional fundraising ideas, sample newsletter articles, sign-up sheets, stickers, flyers, statement stuffers, wall pin-up templates, sample tweets, web buttons, and more.