Shannon’s Shout Outs: Financial Literacy Edition

shannonsshoutoutsIf there’s one thing we love doing around here, it’s reading about personal finance. That’s why we write these shout outs each week – to share with you some of the nuggets of wisdom we find along the way. Now we’re improving this so it can be even more collaborative and fun. Do you have your own tips or personal finance bloggers you love? Please share them with us in the comments below. You may just find them in my shout outs the next week!

This week’s shout outs are all about improving your financial literacy. Why? Because April is financial literacy month! Now that tax day has come it’s a great time to assess your situation and grow your financial education. So read on to find some blog posts that share tips on improving your financial literacy.

Turn Your Current Challenges Into Future Opportunities (Life and My Finances)
Did you end up owing money on your tax return this year? Read this blogpost for some encouragement to turn this challenge into an opportunity!

Is This Everything You Need to Know About Financial Planning? (The Simple Dollar)
Not sure where to start when it comes to financial planning? Here’s a list of what to start on, plus some extra help from The Simple Dollar.

Create a Bucket List to Achieve Your Goals (MoneyNing)
One key component to financial literacy is knowing what goals to strive for. If you’re not sure, then read on to see how creating a bucket list can help.

How Rejecting Credit Cards Improved My Finances (The Christian Dollar)
Credit cards – to use them or not to use them? This blog posts talks about how steering clear of credit cards can improve your finances.

Financial Literacy Month: Important Knowledge for Young Adults (The Dime)
If you’re in your teens or 20s and want to build your financial knowledge, look no further for some tips to help you build your financial future.

Financial Literacy Month: Planning for the Future in Your 30s and 40s (The Dime)
What if you’re past your 20s and looking for guidance to plan for the future? Check out these guidelines to help you get – and stay – on track.

How to Raise Financially Responsible Kids (Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance)
Are you a parent? Find out how you can use financial literacy month to also help your kids become financially responsible.

So what should you do after you’ve read all these great tips? Read some more! Here are our guest posts from the past week:

Credit.com – Spring Cleaning: How to Organize Your Finances
Military.com – Planning a Military Wedding
Ms. Career Girl – Why a Money Makeover?

And of course, don’t forget to check out some of the great blogs and websites who’ve mentioned us recently:

Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
Money Smart Life
One Smart Dollar
Refinery29
The Debt Movement

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  • Derek@LifeAndMyFinances

    Thanks for the shout-out Shannon! I’m happy to say that I turned my challenge into an opportunity. It wasn’t easy, but it might turn out to be a HUGE opportunity.

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re very welcome! This post is a great reminder that bad news like owing money on taxes can turn positive if you look for creative solutions! And congratulations on this turning into such a great opportunity :).

  • Mike@WeOnlyDoThisOnce

    Great links! Hope you had a great weekend.

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      Thanks, I’m so glad you found them useful!