Countdown to Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month and my nonprofit organization launched a microsite in the month’s honor. On the site, there are 30 simple steps to financial freedom (one for each day of the month).

Last year, I personally went through the steps and blogged about my experience. For this year's Financial Literacy Month, I had this crazy idea to invite different people to guest post during the month on a topic related to the day’s step. So, a few weeks back, I sent a note to a few people asking them what they thought of the idea. When wonderful women (like those who blog for Wise Bread, Frugal Upstate, Being Frugal, and Wide Open Wallet) sent notes of support and encouragement, I knew I had to go for it!

I am thrilled and amazed by the response to this "little" project! Starting on April 1, this space will be graced by the writings of (male and female) financial experts, organizational experts, credit reporting experts, moms (i.e. experts at everything), and authors. If you would like to join in, there are a handful of spots left! If you are short on time, but want to show your support for Financial Literacy Month, we’ve got the badge for you (it's the cute little IheartFLM09 badge on the right).

Also, we will be using the hashtag #FLM on financial literacy-related Twitter posts. The idea is to bring awareness to the need for financial literacy (and help us meet some other financially-minded people Twitterers too!) To participate, simply add the hashtag #FLM on any Twitter post you think relates to financial literacy.

I hope you'll visit often and let me be the first to wish you a happy Financial Literacy Month!

Kim McGrigg is the former Manager of Community and Media Relations for MMI.