Give Yourself a Financial Makeover During Financial Literacy Month

Congress officially designated April as Financial Literacy Month, with the goal of increasing public awareness about the importance of financial education in the United States and the serious consequences that may result due to a lack of understanding personal finances. Springboard Non-Profit Consumer Credit Management has spent over 30 years counseling consumers about money, credit and debt, and they are urging consumers to undergo a personal “financial makeover” in April.

“Now is a great time to take a look at your finances, review your financial and life goals, and work towards making those goals come true. Taking some time to learn more about money management or brush up on budgeting skills is an important first step to a better financial future,” said Springboard’s Education Director, Dee Ann Chandler. “Contrary to popular belief, financial literacy has nothing to do with the amount of wages you earn each month. Even those on moderate incomes can develop a plan and learn to save towards their financial goals a few dollars at a time, and it’s possible for someone of moderate means to have a better credit score than a highly-paid income earner. Simply put,” says Chandler, “it means knowing what to do with your paycheck once you’ve earned it.”

To help consumers get started with their makeovers:

Springboard’s book, the “Consumer Guide to Good Credit“, is available for free download in both English and Spanish

In addition, visitors can download free copies of the organization’s three most popular financial booklets,

Consumers can download the materials from their website, or use the following link to find the materials here

Springboard offers free confidential counseling and education to consumers nationwide. For more information on their services visit their website at, or to talk with a certified consumer credit counselor, call 800-WISE PLAN (800-947-3752). was formerly known as Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management Inc.

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About The Author

Melinda Opperman is an exceptional educator who lives and breathes the creation and implementation of innovative ways to motivate and educate community members and students about financial literacy. Melinda joined in 2003 and has over two decades of experience in the industry.