April is Financial Literacy Month, an effort to highlight the need for more financial education for both adults and our nation’s youth. Why is it important for young people to understand and be able to use financial skills like managing money, budgeting, and investing? According to the ChooseFI Foundation:
- 74% of teens don’t feel confident about their financial education
- 46% of teens don’t know what a 401(k) is
- 32% of teens can’t identify the difference between a credit card and a debit card
- 21% of Americans have no emergency savings
- 4 out of 5 parents wish they learned more about money as a kid
- 59% of parents are uncomfortable talking to their kids about money
Kendle Smith, CFP® from Pure Financial Advisors shares actionable tips and his perspective as a financial planner, and as a Dad, on helping the youth in your life to become more financially literate.
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• Intended for educational purposes only and are not intended as individualized advice or a guarantee that you will achieve a desired result. Before implementing any strategies discussed you should consult your tax and financial advisors.
CFP® – The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. To attain the right to use the CFP® designation, an individual must satisfactorily fulfill education, experience and ethics requirements as well as pass a comprehensive exam. Thirty hours of continuing education is required every two years to maintain the designation.
AIF® – Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation is administered by the Center for Fiduciary Studies fi360. To receive the AIF Designation, an individual must meet prerequisite criteria, complete a training program, and pass a comprehensive examination. Six hours of continuing education is required annually to maintain the designation.