Financial literacy round up

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, Blogging for Change is focusing on financial literacy topics, but I’m not the only one celebrating Financial Literacy Month! Following are a few financial literacy related posts from some of my favorite personal finance bloggers.

About.com contributor Jeremy (from Generation X Finance) highlights Financial Literacy Month and FinancialLiteracyMonth.com.

Bargain Babe talks about going without credit.

BeingFrugal discusses the importance of financial literacy.

Consumerism Commentary interviewed our very own Cate Williams for a podcast on kids and money.

The Digerati Life asks a CFP to answer the question: how do you get a financial education?

Frugal Dad has advice to help parents teach their children about money.

iMoneyCoach explains ways to generate alternate income.

Keith Reed’s Money Corner offers a list of links to Financial Literacy Month sites and other programs that are focused on personal finance education.

Little People Wealth explains how a Certificate of Deposit (CD) works.

me in millions answers the reader question “How can you be so conscious of your spending with such a comfortable net worth?”

ptMoney suggests 10 opportunities for teaching kids about money.

Smart401k talks about what visiting the Federal Reserve can teach you about saving.

Steadfast Finances presents 10 signs that you have a debt avoidance problem.

Weakonomics covers how to give your kid an allowance.

If you’ve recently written a financial literacy-related post that I’ve missed, please feel free to add it to the list by leaving a comment.

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

  • The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of nonprofit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. Today, nearly 300 of these groups participate in the federation and govern it through their representatives on the organization's Board of Directors.
  • The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) is the nation’s oldest and largest higher education finance trade association. NCHER’s membership includes state, nonprofit, and for-profit higher education service organizations, including lenders, servicers, guaranty agencies, collection agencies, financial literacy providers, and schools, interested and involved in increasing college access and success. It assists its members in shaping policies governing federal and private student loan and state grant programs on behalf of students, parents, borrowers, and families.

  • Since 2007, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) has served as a trusted, neutral source of information for more than eight million homeowners. They are partnered with, and endorsed by, numerous major government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of the Treasury.

  • The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD works to strengthen the housing market in order to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

  • The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Their mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.

  • The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.