Financial Literacy Month and You

April is Financial Literacy Month. Financial literacy is simply having the knowledge and skills that allows you to make your best, most informed financial decisions. There are two free, but incredibly valuable, things that you can do to increase your financial literacy this month.

One is making a free appointment to talk with one of non-profit CCOA’s certified financial professionals. Our financial pros average having 20 years of credit counseling personal finance experience. Talk to your professional for an hour and get an unbiased review of your personal finances, a budget created together, and an Action Plan of recommendations tailored specifically for you. Just call (479) 521-8877 to schedule your appointment for in person (our Bentonville, Fayetteville or Fort Smith office), or for phone or online. You may also schedule by going to our website at and filling out the brief appointment form on our website home page.

Another action you can take to boost your skills this month, is to visit our Financial Skills Center at Over 30 personal finance topic training modules you can choose from, such as identity theft, car buying and budgeting. Sections can be done in as little as five minutes. It’s fun, quick, easy and — best of all — effective in boosting your financial literacy! Check it out today.

Happy Financial Literacy Month!