April: Spring Clean Your Home and Finances

There is something about April that screams fresh, clean, de-clutter, revive. Perhaps it’s because traditionally April is the month set aside to de-clutter, freshen-up and re-organize our homes.

But while these words are often attributed to housekeeping, they can be applied to every aspect of our lives particularly our finances. It isn’t any wonder that April is also Financial Literacy Month – a month set aside to highlight the importance of financial literacy and to teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. It is a mission that aligns perfectly with Consolidated Credit’s since its inception over two decades ago.

Last month Consolidated Credit reported that household debt in the U.S. climbed to $12.12 trillion which equates to about $40,000 per household. Reports also say that, “nearly two-thirds of Americans don’t have $1,000 for an emergency room bill or even $500 for an unexpected car repair.  And so the report that Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and it’s not only the poor, further demonstrates the importance and need for financial literacy programs with a focus on effective money management.

Consolidated Credit has been spreading financial education and assisting families throughout the United States end financial crises and solve money management problems through education and professional counseling for over two decades.

This year in honor of and celebration of the month set aside to raise financial awareness; Consolidated Credit hosted its 2nd Annual Financial Literacy Breakfast as reported in Business Wire. In attendance were organizations and individuals in the community who make financial literacy a priority.

To help you reignite, revamp and freshen up your finances, Consolidated Credit and some of its partners star in a video aptly titled “Make Financial Literacy Happen in 2016”.

If you need help with credit card debt, or help streamlining your finances or budget, dial 1-800-320-9929 to find out how Consolidated Credit’s certified debt counselors can help you. You may also visit our Debt Learning Center for an extensive array of financial tools and resources designed to help you achieve financial wellness.

Visa recently hosted a Financial Literacy Summit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Participants were international government agencies, financial institutions and nonprofit consumer groups from around the world.

And here are some insightful tweets from the tweeter feed:finlit-summit-tweets


Have fun cleaning! Not only your physical house but your financial house as well.

Happy Financial Literacy Month!