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April 2, 2015
Treasurer Cowell Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

Raleigh, N.C.—State Treasurer Janet Cowell today encouraged North Carolinians to participate in Financial Literacy month. During the month of April, North Carolina will join states across the nation, as well as financial literacy groups within the state, to increase awareness around the important role of financial education in everyday life.

“Financial education is a lifelong learning process, meaning it’s never too early to educate children on managing money,” said Cowell. “Understanding investments, the value of saving, and the responsibilities of credit will prove essential for young people as they think about saving for college and develop lifelong habits.”

Cowell will visit several schools and financial learning centers across the state, beginning with a stop in Durham. Many North Carolina organizations, banks, credit unions, and elected officials who provide financial education throughout the year will use the month to rally around this very important cause.

“Any work to increase financial literacy among North Carolina’s youth is work towards financial prosperity,” Cowell added.

Financial education advocates are encouraged to join in throughout the month by holding their own financial literacy workshops, lessons or events.

For more information about Treasurer Cowell’s financial education initiatives, please visit