In celebration of Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC), a member of the Senate Banking Committee and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today highlighted the importance of financial literacy education. The entire month of April is designated Financial Literacy Month. For audio of Senator Hagan's Financial Literacy message, please click here.
"To get by in our world today one must understand debt," Hagan said. "It is imperative that we teach our young people how to make smart financial decisions. That is why one of the first pieces of legislation I introduced in the Senate was to promote financial literacy in our schools. Financial literacy education will help protect our families from future economic downturns and make our state and our country stronger."