May 05, 2011
California Financial Literacy Month in Review
California Financial Literacy Month (CAFLM) took place during the month of April along with National Financial Literacy Month. This coordinated consumer education campaign encourages individuals throughout the state to take full advantage of resources designed to improve financial literacy. This year’s CAFLM theme was “Financial Responsibility Today For Financial Stability Tomorrow.”
Some highlights of this important month:
- DFI, Department of Corporations and Department of Real Estate announced the 11th Annual CAFLM. See press release.
- DFI and CAFLM partners, including Department of Corporations, Department of Real Estate, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Insurance, Franchise Tax Board, FDIC, IRS, Bank on Sacramento, Safe Credit Union, the Savings Plus Program, and We Connect participated in a Consumer Resource Fair at the State Capitol on April 19.
- DFI visited 11 classrooms during April to talk to students from about budgeting and saving and other financial basics.
- DFI partnered with FoolProof Financial Education, a consumer advocacy and financial literacy initiative sponsored by the Education Credit Union Council and Credit Union Strategic Partners to offer programs to youth and consumers.
- DFI’s California Financial Literacy Month Blog invited financial literacy organizations to feature their programs and services: Army OneSource, MoneyThink, Financial Sense to White Picket Fence, Financial Literacy Now, Bank on Knowledge, Film Ideas Financial Literacy Streaming, Economia: Money Matters, and DebtorWise Foundation and It’s a Habit.
- DFI used social networks, including Twitter, to reach a broad audience with important financial tips and resources.
Many organizations across the state participated in California Financial Literacy Month. If you would like to highlight your organization's part in the 2011 CAFLM, please share your activities with us by filling out this online survey.