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This guide provides a basic overview of financial literacy, including topics such as budgeting, saving, and credit.

What is "Financial Literacy"?

Financial literacy is "The possession of knowledge and understanding of financial matters. Financial literacy is mainly used in connection with personal finance matters. Financial literacy often entails the knowledge of properly making decisions pertaining to certain personal finance areas like real estate, insurance, investing, saving (especially for college), tax planning and retirement." (Investopedia.com)

"College is a time of new found freedom for many students. But that can spell trouble if that freedom applies to personal finances too. Students need to understand basic money management skills such as living within a budget and handling credit and debt. A solid financial foundation can lead to a lifetime of financial success." (360FinancialLiteracy.org)

Why Financial Literacy is Important

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