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Free Online Financial Literacy for Adults Offered through TN Financial Literacy Commission
The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, chaired by State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. is excited to announce the launch of the Financial Empowerment Resource Library on TNFLC.org. A web-based adult education tool, the Financial Empowerment Resource Library contains eighteen online modules covering financial topics such as Budgeting, Building an Emergency Savings, Credit Scores and Reports, Home Ownerships, Checking Accounts, and Retirement. Each short, self-paced interactive module takes from 2-7 minutes to complete and helps adults explores the basics of each topic, explaining its impact in daily life and providing tips on how to apply best practices to develop smart financial habits. With the addition of the Financial Empowerment Resource Library, the TNFLC now offers financial literacy resources to Tennesseans of all ages.
“The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission has been focused on getting financial literacy resources into K-8 classrooms. With the Financial Empowerment Resource Library, the Commission now provides financial education for the whole family,” Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. said. “As we have gone into communities across the state, we have been asked to provide financial education for adults as well as students. We believe the Financial Empowerment Resource Library will give Tennesseans of all ages tools needed to make more sound financial decisions.
The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission was created in 2010 with the mission to equip Tennesseans to make sound financial decisions in regard to planning, saving, and investing. The Commission has trained over 4,000 Tennessee public school teachers to incorporate the nationally recognized Financial Fitness for Life curriculum in their classrooms. The Commission has also implemented an online program for direct use by students and has educated over 10,000 students in this manner. The Commission has the goal to reach every K-8 classroom in Tennessee.
To learn more about the Commission and to visit the Financial Empowerment Resource Library, visit TNFLC.org.
The Commission is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies mostly on donations from individuals and businesses for its funding.