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MCEE Celebrates Financial Literacy Month with Educational Programs and Resources Throughout April

April 07, 2022 11:02 AM | Dawn Baker (Administrator)

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, the Maryland Council for Economic Education (MCEE) is delivering a robust slate of programs and resources for students, educators and the public to raise awareness of and educate communities on the importance of Financial Literacy.

Financial Literacy Month, first celebrated nationally in 2004, brings attention to the importance of financial education which teaches the skills necessary to make smart financial decisions, including those related to banking and savings, student loans, homebuying, credit card debt, and personal budgeting.

MCEE’s Financial LIteracy Month initiatives include:

  • Financial Literacy Month Resource Calendar: Packed with resources, this calendar features informational videos, educational activities, news stories on financial literacy topics, discussion prompts and games. Find it here: https://econed.org/Financial-Literacy/

  • Weekly Financial Literacy Webinars: Every week, MCEE will hold FREE webinars on topics that support the Financial Literacy education of educators, students and the public. Webinars include:
    • Careers in Finance-Panel Discussion - March 30, 7-8pm: featuring representatives from State Farm Insurance, Paypal, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and McCormick, this panel will explore the variety of careers available in finance.
      • Understanding the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program - April 5, 7-8pm: this webinar guides educators in understanding and applying for student loan forgiveness. 
  • Schemes and Scams - April 12, 7-8pm: Special Supervisory Agent Keith Custer from the FBI’s Complex Financial Crimes Unit will guide attendees on how to spot scams and safeguard their savings. Register here.

  • Understanding the Financial EcoSystem - April 21, 5-6pm: Representatives from FINRA will guide teachers and students in an informational exploration of the financial landscape. Register here.

  • Family Activities One-Pager: MCEE has created a one-pager featuring prompts and activity suggestions for families to complete and discuss at home to expand their financial literacy knowledge. Find it here

  To learn more about MCEE’s programs, visit https://www.econed.org/.

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