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BATON ROUGE MAYOR ANNOUNCES FREE ONLINE FINANCIAL LITERACY COURSES

BATON ROUGE MAYOR ANNOUNCES FREE ONLINE FINANCIAL LITERACY COURSES

BATON ROUGE MAYOR ANNOUNCES FREE ONLINE FINANCIAL LITERACY COURSES

Regular readers of The Neyland Report know that we continually stress the importance of financial literacy. When you know better, you do better, and never was knowing better more important than right now.

With that in mind, Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome announced that the city is partnering with several non-profit organizations to offer free online financial literacy course, specifically focused on what consumers need to know during the Coronavirus crisis. Here is the schedule:

  • April 14-Demystifying COVID-19 Stimulus Checks
  • April 16-Creating and Managing a COVID-19 Budget
  • April 21-Securing Relief Services during COVID-19
  • April 23-Breaking Down the Unemployment Process
  • April 28-Creating a Game Plan for an Emergency Reserve
  • April 30-Assessing Spending Habits During COVID-19 and Beyond, A New Normal for Money Management
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The mayor’s initiative is especially timely since April is National Financial Literacy Month, dedicated to encouraging and helping Americans to develop smarter, healthier financial habits. Financial literacy has to do with how we understand the management of money, how to invest it, how to donate and how to make informed financial decisions.

Financial Literacy Month was started in 2004 via a U.S. Senate resolution which resolved to raise public awareness about the importance of financial education in the United States and the serious consequences associated with a lack of understanding about personal finances. Each year the Senate votes to re-instate Financial Literacy Month.

In addition to Mayor Weston Broome’s loffer of free online courses, you may also want to visit you may also want to visit the site of the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC), where you can access free individual educational resources, such as webinars in which you can participate on your own time and your own pace.

Visit the City of Baton Rouge website for information about how to access this month’s free online courses.

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