(PRWEB) April 19, 2012
April is officially Financial Literacy Month, a time when financial issues can be brought before the public eye and real solutions can be offered. As a leading online resource that provides financial guidance to readers on a daily basis, http://www.GoBankingRates.com is committed to creating heightened awareness to the subject and cultivating further education in our country. The site takes the position that Americans “Get Smarter. Grow Richer.” and their efforts will create an online movement toward improved financial savvy.
Did you know…?
- Today's national credit card debt averages $7,800 per person.
- One in every 160 people filed for bankruptcy in 2010.
- Up to 1 million people had their homes foreclosed in 2011 alone.
GoBankingRates.com will leverage their social media reach to 3.5 million people, network of some of the largest financial web portals, over 100 personal finance bloggers, and other media partners to spread awareness about financial literacy and inspire individuals to make a positive leap forward in their own knowledge.
More than one dozen financial experts in debt, credit, retirement, bankruptcy and banking are co-sponsoring the initiative to improve America's financial literacy along with GoBankingRates.com.
Additionally, the editorial team will publish key articles around the topics of Credit Cards, Savings, Retirement, Mortgage, Bankruptcy/Debt, and Credit Score/Report to help educate Americans on the most important financial terms and concepts.
Our goal is to help improve our country’s financial literacy and put everyone in a better position to succeed financially when buying a home, planning for retirement, following a budget or overcoming debt.
"Much of our economy's recovery is dependent on the people within it to make better decisions with their money and understand the greater implications of their day-to-day choices. At the very least, we need to be confident that our children and grandchildren will learn from our mistakes, rather than repeat them when they're adults,” says Casey Bond, Managing Editor at GoBankingRates.com.
To join the Movement, and commit to a more financially literate America, take the pledge today at: http://www.gobankingrates.com/financial-literacy-pledge/
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GoBankingRates.com is a division of ConsumerTrack, Inc., a 7-year leader in online lead generation, performance-based marketing, and customer acquisition in the financial sectors. The company’s portfolio of websites includes financial sites GoBankingRates.com, GoInsuranceRates.com, and GoFreeCredit.com. These sites receive more than 2 million visits each month.
GoBankingRates.com provides daily content around personal finance and interest rate information, while connecting credit unions and banks to local consumers through their extensive web community. The network includes more than 650 local city and state websites.
For more information, please visit ConsumerTrack.com or http://www.GoBankingRates.com.