OK, tax day is over - you can breathe a sigh of relief.
But wait - don't relax yet. April is Financial Literacy month - just how savvy are you about your finances? You can test your knowledge with these financial literacy quizzes and see how you stack up compared to based on high-school seniors across the country. The quizzes are part of the Jump$tart
Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing financial literacy among students in pre-kindergarten through college.
If your scores are embarrassing, don't despair. There are some excellent consumer tools to help you get your financial house in order. Here are a few:
- As part of Financial Literacy Month, the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America would like to help motivate you to save. To sweeten the pot, they are giving away $500 to help one person reach their savings goal. Pledge to save by signing up to receive periodic text tips on saving, and you might win. You must sign up between April 1 and April 30, 2013 and you must be 18 years of age or older to win. Plus, standard text messaging rates might apply, depending on your plan.
- 30 Steps to Financial Wellness offers 30 days of tips and tools to help you get your financial house in order and improve your overall financial position. Don't miss the Tools for Success.
- MyMoney.gov - a resource brought to you by 20 agencies and bureaus of the U.S. Federal government that work on improving financial literacy and education. It includes great tools, such as Budgeting Worksheets, Calculators, and Checklists.
- 360 Days of Financial Literacy - tools from the American Institute of CPAs.