RACINE -- During Financial Literacy Month, the Racine Coalition for Financial Fitness is highlighting a few of its organizations.
Make A Difference — Wisconsin has been making a difference in the financial literacy of more than 35,000 high school juniors and seniors since its founding in 2006. With the goal of empowering students to head out into the world knowing how to make sound financial decisions, business and community volunteers visit schools around the state to teach money basics: budgeting and saving, understanding checking accounts, and understanding credit cards, credit history/scores, and credit reports. It’s all about making teens “money smart” so they can be “life smart” too. Go to www.makeadifferencewisconsin.org.
The Racine Coalition for Financial Fitness is a coalition that aims to help the community manage their finances with greater confidence and understanding in order to enjoy the improved quality of life that accompanies financial stability. The coalition is made up of several nonprofit organizations and financial institutions (moneysenseracine.weebly.com).