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Financial Literacy

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Disclaimer: Nothing in this site should be considered authoritative financial advice. Your circumstances are unique and you may want to consult a financial advisor.

What is Financial Literacy?

Personal Financial Literacy is the ability to understand and analyze your finances and your financial opportunities enabling you to participate more fully in the decisions and make informed choices. To be financially literate, you should be able to comprehend:

  • General Economy
  • Money Management and Budgeting and
  • Investment and Risks

The United States Financial Literacy and Education Commission was established by the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act of 2003. Their mission is to help Americans understand more about their money - how to save it, invest it, and manage it to meet their personal goals.

Financial Literacy Resources


All TRiO ACHiEVE students are required to complete the CashCourse program during their first academic coaching appointment.

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