Financial Literacy written on a notepad sheet. Source: AdobeStock

Credit unions prioritize financial literacy efforts year-round to help people improve their lives financially. It’s part of our people-helping-people mission as not-for-profit financial cooperatives. However, Financial Literacy Month provides an opportunity to highlight some of the ways credit unions work together with lawmakers and educators to achieve financial well-being for all on federal, state and local levels.

CUNA, Leagues and credit union leaders are excited to see Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) reintroduce the Student Empowerment and Financial Literacy Act. It would create a Department of Education grant program to promote financial literacy in kindergarten-12th grade schools, providing opportunities for financial education in every state.


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