Financial Education in Vermont
Being "financially literate" means you have the knowledge, skills and habits to successfully manage your money. A growing body of research shows a wide range of benefits to individuals, families and communities where its citizens are actively practicing sound money management skills. Such skills include using a budget or plan for monthly spending; regularly saving some of today's money for tomorrow's needs; managing your use of credit to avoid over-extending yourself; and investing funds to allow your money to grow. The pages in our financial literacy section organize resources for you so that you can quickly get to information you can use. The links to these pages are located on the righthand side of this page. We hope these pages help you continue to move forward toward a more financially secure future.
What's New in Financial Literacy?
Vermont students were challenged this school term to learn how to make thoughtful decisions regarding their money. On April 10, State Treasurer Beth Pearce recognized student accomplishments in the Reading is an Investment program and the Be Money Wise financial literacy poster contest. Click on the link above to view pictures of the ceremony! Read the press release.
Visit your local library and check out their resources on personal finance.
This annual competition for high school students gives educators an opportunity to motivate students to learn more about personal finance and economics. Prizes include $500 and $250 college savings accounts for each student on the first and second place teams. The first place team also wins the right to display the large traveling gold cup for one year as the state champion. Are your students ready to accept the challenge?
When was the last time you checked your credit report? Financial experts recommend you check your credit report from the three main credit reporting agencies at least once a year. There is only one web source authorized by Federal law to obtain a free credit report from Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. That site is annual credit report. com. Check now.
From avoiding unexpected bank account costs to financial planning tips for young adults--check out the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) consumer education page.
We recognize these trust fund supporters for their partnership with the Treasurer's Office in promoting financial literacy.