Posted by Michael Ibanez
The need for Americans to change financial habits has gained attention in the past decade with the recent consumer credit crunch and “great recession” that left millions in endless uncertainty. In April 2010, President Barack Obama declared the month of April “Financial Literacy Month” and called “upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices.” At the JF&CS Center for Family Assistance we see financial literacy as an essential part of our overall, holistic approach to working with clients. When families struggle to overcome emergency financial situations, or seek to improve their financial future, we are able to provide an array of services such as financial grants, interest free loans, assistance in accessing public benefits, and individual financial coaching and group workshops to address each family’s unique needs.
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