“National Financial Literacy Month focuses attention on the importance of consumer education, and NCUA considers this a year-round commitment,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “We know an educated consumer makes better financial decisions that lead to long-term security, and I hope people of all ages take advantage of the financial education data we have made available.”
NCUA, a member of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, visited the Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s Finance Park at Robert Frost Middle School in Fairfax, Virginia. The center is a result of collaboration between Fairfax County Public Schools, Junior Achievement and private sponsors and provides financial education to more than 14,000 middle school students each year.
Additionally, NCUA staff provided information on the administration’s website MyCreditUnion.gov, financial literacy site Pocket Cents and the personal finance game “Hit the Road.” MyCreditUnion.gov attracted more than 24,000 visitors last month, and nearly 2,500 people visited Pocket Cents.