Get your finances in order April is Financial Literacy Month

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 simple 30-step program–complete with materials and tools to help guide you on your journey including free interactive worksheets and eBooks.

This year we’ve also teamed up with Jean Chatzky to host a video question-and-answer session right here on Blogging for Change. Ms. Chatzky is a gifted and knowledgeable motivational speaker, author, and financial journalist who appears on The Today Show, where she serves as the financial editor. She has written for publications like SmartMoney, More Magazine, and the New York Daily News.

Ms. Chatzky has also authored several books that have touched on everything from money and happiness (The 10 Commandments of Financial Happiness) to women and money (Make Money Not Excuses) to how to thrive in a tough economy (The Difference). According to her website, her philosophy remains consistent whatever the financial topic: “If you want to own your life, you have to own your money.”

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 by commenting on this post. We will select five questions from those submitted for Ms. Chatzky to answer on April 30, the last day of Financial Literacy Month 2011.

Throughout the month of April, we will also be hosting live webinars designed to address important and timely financial topics. Make a commitment to your financial future today by taking the first step. Rest assured that we’ll be with you every step of the way. 

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Jean Chatzky answers your financial questions about retirement savings

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