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April is Financial Literacy Month!

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I've made no secret of the fact that part ofTradeKing’s mission is helping independent investors educate themselves to makesmarter trading and investing decisions. And most Americans sorely need that support.As I blogged not too long ago, onestudy by the American College of Financial Services found that 80% of Americansnearing retirement didn’t have a good grasp of even basic financial concepts –and this survey focused on near-retirees with substantial assets to invest.Only 20% of that survey’s respondents passed the financial literacy test atall. FINRA’s Financial Literacy Quiz backs up these dismal findings, too.

That’s why we’re all for designating April asNational Financial Literacy Month. To that end, I wanted to share a greatHuffington Post article on this subject, 10 Fun Ways to Boost Your Financial Fitness. It includes many more than 10 ways, in fact. The article’s linksare divvied up by personality type, so you can find the right way to improveyour financial literacy that suits your personal style. Yes, it includes videogame and comic book recommendations, competitive financial fitness challenges,podcasts for those on-the-go, and much more. Check it out!

Ready to boost your own financial literacy? I’drecommend two more links from TradeKing’s own sites. Our awesome Education Center lets you choose your approach: learn by experience level, marketoutlook or security type. And if you’re the competitive type, challengeyourself to try new ways to save for investing inthis TradeKing Advisors blog post. You’ll discover a few new pointers and amasssome more trading capital along the way, too.


Be Good,
Don Montanaro
CEO, TradeKing Group
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