The Financial Literacy Program at the State Treasurer’s Office is an initiative that was implemented during Treasurer Eichenberg’s first year in office. This program is intended to teach financial literacy to youth across New Mexico to prepare them with the money management skills they will need in the future. The State Treasurer’s Office has also collaborated with the Attorney General’s Office to educate students and senior citizens about the dangers of identity theft and to be “cyber aware.” Unfortunately, due to the State budget, the State Treasurer’s Office is no longer visiting schools to train students.
Please find other information on financial literacy and education below:
MyMoney.gov & 1-888-MyMoney ~ The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s website and hotline that serves as the one-stop shop for federal financial literacy and education programs, grants and other information.
National Endowment for Financial Education ~ Assists individual Americans in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to take control of their financial destiny.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy ~ A FREE program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans of all walks of life to understand their personal finances through every stage of life.
Practical Money Skills for Life ~ A great source for educators, parents and students of free educational resources including personal finance, games, lesson plans, and much more!
Institute of Financial Literacy ~ a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling.
Financial Literacy Month ~ Assists consumers in beginning their 30 step path to financial wellness.
Money Smart ~ launched by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
SmartAboutMoney.org ~ (aka Sam) Created by the National Endowment for Financial Education to help with financial decisions throughout life’s ups and downs.