April is National Financial Capability Month

April Is National Financial Capability Month

Americans at all income levels have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or emergency. In these stressful circumstances, having access to financial, insurance, medical, and other records is crucial for starting the process of recovery quickly and efficiently. Emergency savings can also help individuals and families quickly start on the road to recovery.

Because financial wellness is so critical to building a culture of preparedness, FEMA, in partnership with the U.S. Treasury and the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC), will work throughout April to help individuals and families prepare for the financial cost of unexpected emergencies.

Throughout the month, Financial Literacy and Education Commission members will encourage financial preparedness in three key areas: Planning, Savings, Insurance. Use #FinancialFuture2018 on social media to join in and learn more.

Please consider joining the following:

– April 11: 1 p.m. ET: National Financial Capability Month Twitter Chat #FinancialChat with @Prepareathon. Learn and share ways to prepare for your financial future.

– April 18: 3 p.m. ET: Facebook Live – Improving Your Financial Future

Find out more by following #FinancialFuture2018, and visiting www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness and www.usa.gov/flec.