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Four Free Financial Literacy Resources You Probably Didn't Know About

Published April 3, 2024

Happy Financial Literacy Month! To kick things off, we have created a list of financial education resources to support your journey towards greater financial well-being. The world of finance is always changing, so it is important to stay in the loop.

From reading to watching, listening, and even playing, these free resources make learning about finance simple.

1. Watch: NCUA Consumer Tips Video Series

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is dedicated to financial literacy and providing educational resources to empower consumers to make informed decisions.

The NCUA has created a series of short YouTube videos covering protecting your assets, appraisals, cryptocurrency, interest rates, and other related topics. Learn new financial facts by tuning into NCUA’s Consumer Tips Video Series.

2. Play: A Gamified Financial Literacy App

Learn while you earn! WMCU is a proud partner of Zogo, a gamified financial literacy app. Choose from over 300+ action-based modules that include topics such as opening a checking account, debt management, budgeting, buying a car, career planning, and more.

It pays to learn about finance. Gaining points by answering daily trivia, completing interactive modules, and leveling up can lead to real rewards, such as $5, $10, and $15 gift cards.

Join Zogo today by downloading the free app and use our unique access code “WMCU” to start playing.

3. Read: MyCreditUnion.gov

Dive into the world of money basics by reading short finance articles from MyCreditUnion.gov. These quick reads can help you understand complex finance topics and give you tips on managing your money like a pro. These articles cover everything from consumer loans to planning for retirement, making them perfect for anyone trying to brush up on their financial literacy.

The topics are covered by the NCUA in a clear and engaging style that makes learning about finance easy and accessible for even your busiest days. Incorporating these articles into your reading routine can make you more equipped to make informed financial decisions with confidence.

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4. Listen: Financial Literacy Podcasts

If you are overwhelmed with industry jargon and are looking to expand your financial vocabulary, finance podcasts are a game changer. With an abundance of channels and episodes to choose from, these podcasts are packed with practical advice and real-life stories.

Whether you are an expert or just starting to dip your toes into the realm of finance, there is a podcast out there for you. By tuning in, you will not only learn methods of elevating your financial well-being but also stay up to date with the latest trends.

Plus, podcasts are super convenient! You can listen while taking a walk, commuting to work, or cleaning the house. Turn your mundane chores into valuable learning experiences that can help you achieve your goals.

A few of our favorite podcasts include:

Financial Literacy: A Step Towards a Simply Better Future

An additional bonus resource to elevate your financial wellness is reading our Simply Better Blog. With new blogs posted bi-weekly on Wednesdays, dive deeper into a wide range of subjects such as Saying Goodbye to Debt and Setting Up an Emergency Fund.

Financial literacy is not just about knowing numbers, it is about understanding how money works and how it can work for you. By taking advantage of the wide array of educational resources available, you can build a solid foundation for economic knowledge.

Every step you take towards improving your financial literacy is a step towards a simply better future. So, take those first steps, stay curious, and keep learning—your financial well-being will thank you!


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