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April is Financial Awareness Month in Nebraska, State Capital Goes Green | News

April is Financial Awareness Month in Nebraska, State Capital Goes Green |  News

On Thursday (March 24, 2022), Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed April Financial Awareness Month in Nebraska. The proclamation recognizes the importance of financial awareness to Nebraskas and that Nebraska is a leader in financial innovation, financial literacy education, and protection of consumers and vulnerable adults. Additionally, the Nebraska Capitol will be lit up green for Financial Awareness Month April 1-3.

The month-long financial awareness campaign is an initiative of the Nebraska Council of Economic Education (NCEE) and the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance (NDBF). Nebraska banks, credit unions, securities professionals, state agencies, consumer groups, and private sector organizations conduct a variety of educational activities in schools, workplaces, and communities to educate Nebraskas on the importance of setting goals, making wise financial decisions, and protecting yourself and your financial future.

“Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been saving and investing for a while, April is a great time to review your financial health and awareness. Consider working with a bank, credit union or registered securities professional to help protect and grow your finances,” said NDBF Director Kelly Lammers. “There have been a number of recent financial initiatives, from the Financial Innovation Act to additional consumer protections for vulnerable adults and the elderly. It is important to review the basics and learn about new products like cryptocurrencies and digital assets to improve your financial awareness.

“At NCEE, we primarily focus on K-12 financial education. If we can reach kids early and instill good financial habits, we’ve changed their financial future. I encourage everyone to get involved in something this April Financial Awareness Month. Financial literacy is a lifelong quest. No matter your age and stage, there is always something we can do to improve our financial situation,” said NCEE President Dr. Jennifer Davidson.

NDBF Director Lammers and Dr. Jennifer Davidson, NCEE President, encourage all Nebraskanians to participate in financial awareness efforts offered by NCEE, NDBF, and other organizations, including: