The Network is holding 4 virtual sessions to discover the key insights and strategies for creating and promoting apprenticeship programs.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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4:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Join us for this free event to hear from leading experts on the financial year ahead and what you and your business can expect.
9:30am - 11:00am
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What does financial literacy even mean? Financial literacy is the confluence of financial, credit, debt management, and the knowledge that is necessary to make financially responsible decisions—decisions that are integral to our everyday lives. A strong foundation of financial literacy can help support various life goals, such as saving for education or retirement, using debt responsibly, and running a business. There are various ways to improve your financial literacy (like creating a budget and sticking to it), but one area to specifically focus on is credit cards.
According to a recent survey by the Federal Reserve Bank, there are about 1.06 billion credit cards in use in the United States, with over 70% of people having at least one credit card. Roughly 14% of Americans have at least 10 credit cards! Obviously, they are a great tool when used properly. When used responsibly, credit cards can be a safe and convenient way to pay for purchases or household expenses. Credit cards can help you increase your credit score and get a better rate when applying for other loans. There are several credit card programs out there for first timers with little to no credit history, making them great options to build credit. However, it is easy to get in trouble when used irresponsibly. Credit card users that overspend can quickly find themselves paying interest on owed debt or even unable to pay off their balances.
So, how can you ensure you are using credit cards responsibly? The below tips on smart credit card usage were provided by Hands on Banking, a public service offered by Wells Fargo.
For more tips to improve your financial literacy this month, visit https://handsonbanking.org/resources or How Can I Lower My Credit Card Interest Rates? (enrich.org) to learn more!
Hands on Banking is a free, non-commercial financial education program that teaches people in various stages of life about the basics of responsible money management.
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