April is Financial Literacy Month, and Prince William Public Libraries (PWPL) has fun challenges, programs and resources available for residents to help meet their financial goals, starting this month. Financial Literacy Month brings more focus to educating about the importance of setting achievable financial goals, whether they be budgeting, retirement or investing.
Join PWPL's Smart Money Challenge for a chance to win a gift card! Sign up for the challenge from March 1 – April 17 on the Beanstack Tracker app (download: iOS App Store
and Google Play
). Complete three challenges in Financial Planning, Good Habits, Frugality or Saving, and be entered into a drawing to win a gift card!
PWPL is offering virtual Financial Literacy programs, including Avoiding Romance Scams, Spending Plans and Understanding Credit. Register for virtual programs by clicking here
and searching for the program titles.
PWPL's Digital Library
provides free access to thousands of online and digital resources including eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers and premium websites. Under the "Financial" tab, those with a library card can access Consumer Reports, Virginia Legal Forms and more.
For those interested in reading about Financial Literacy, PWPL has created booklists for all ages. Even the youngest readers can learn from Curious George or young Booker T. Washington how smart saving and spending can make a big difference. For new adults and adults, titles like "Broke Millennial Takes on Investing" and "Money Hacks" are entertaining and informative when embarking on financial success.