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Get your finances in order - April is Financial Literacy Month

MMI Copywriter

By Kim McGrigg, MMI Community and Media Relations Manager

Today is monumental. Do you know why? Because today is the day you take your first step toward financial freedom.

April is Financial Literacy Month, the perfect opportunity to make a new start and begin the path to financial freedom. But you won’t have to go it alone. Money Management International has created a 30-step program–complete with all the materials and tools to help guide you on your journey.

Today, a majority of consumers are experiencing some sort of financial difficulty that significantly impacts their everyday lives. Studies show more Americans are relying on credit to maintain their standard of living. According to the Federal Reserve, the total U.S. consumer debt is $2.4 trillion as of June 2010. Statistics also show the average credit card debt per household is $15,788.

At MMI, we believe part of the problem lies in the lack of proper financial education, and that’s why Financial Literacy Month is so important. You can help us spread the word! Our FLM toolkit features free resources to help you get the message out. Throughout the month of April, we will also be hosting live webinars designed to address important and timely financial topics.

Can you afford to wait any longer? Make a commitment to your financial future and take the first step today. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

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Thirty Steps to Financial Wellness: Take the pledge!

More than 8,000 people have already taken the pledge to improve their financial outlook. Join them in celebrating Financial Literacy Month by taking the first step on the road to establishing your financial wellness - the pledge!

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Sharpen Your Financial Skills with Free Online Courses-

The goal of our highly trained professionals is to arm you with the knowledge necessary to take control of your financial situation. Our online seminars stress the development of skills that can assure long-term success. You will gain the peace of mind that comes from improved spending habits, increased savings, and the wise use of credit. Take the first step toward financial wellness by enrolling in a Web seminar today!

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In-Person Workshops Are Also Available In The Following Areas:

Arizona | California | Connecticut | Colorado | Illinois | Louisiana | Maine | Massachusetts | Mississippi | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Texas - Fort Worth Area | Texas - Houston Area | Virginia | Greater Washington D.C. | Washington State

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Join financial expert Jean Chatzky in a video Q&A

Email your financial questions for Jean to, or submit them by leaving a comment on Blogging for Change.

This year, Money Management International is teaming with Jean Chatzky, a gifted and knowledgeable motivational speaker, author, and financial journalist who has agreed to host a video question-and-answer session on Blogging for Change.

We realize that financial situations vary from person to person, which is why we encourage you to submit your own specific question to Ms. Chatzky. We will select five questions from those submitted for Ms. Chatzky to answer on April 30.

Jean Chatzky

Financial expert Jean Chatzky

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Update your account balances online. When you receive your monthly statement from your creditors, login to your MMI account and update your balances. It is important that we have the most accurate balance information possible on file. 

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Financial Literacy eBook

Financial Literacy ebook

The first and most important step in developing and following a financial plan is to examine your attitudes about money. Are you ready to accept responsibility for changing your financial situation? Do you believe that you can and will change the way you make financial decisions? Can you identify at least one benefit you hope to gain by changing your money management behavior?

Download the free Financial Literacy Month eBook.

About Money Management International

Money Management International (MMI) is a nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency, providing confidential financial guidance, financial education, counseling, and debt management assistance to consumers since 1958. MMI helps consumers trim their expenses, develop a spending plan, and repay debts. Counseling is available by appointment in branch offices and 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by telephone and Internet. Services are available in English or Spanish. To learn more, call
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