April is Financial Literacy Month!

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 MontanaroCEO, TradeKing Groupwww.tradeking.comFollow Don on Twitter and hone your skills at TradeKing All-Stars. You can also follow TradeKing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or YouTube.[image: Finance by Adrian Scottow onFlickr]Trading has inherent risk dueto system response and access times that may vary due to market conditions,system performance, and other factors. An investor should understand these andadditional risks before trading.Investments involve risk, losses may exceed theprincipal invested, and the past performance of a security, industry, sector,market, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns.TradeKing provides self-directed investors with discount brokerage services,and does not make recommendations or offer investment, financial, legal or taxadvice. You alone are responsible for evaluating the merits and risksassociated with the use of TradeKing's systems, services or products. If youhave additional questions regarding your taxes, please visit IRS.gov or consult a taxprofessional. TradeKing is unable to provide any tax advice.At the time of publication and in the precedingmonth, TradeKing and/or Donato Montanaro did not have ownership greater than 1%in any stocks mentioned; did not have any other actual, material conflict ofinterest known at the time of publication; have not received compensation froma public offering nor from investment banking services related to any companiesmentioned within the past 12 months, nor expect to receive any in the next 3months; nor engaged in market making in the securities mentioned.TradeKing Advisors, Inc. and TradeKing Securities, LLC arewholly owned subsidiaries of TradeKing Group, Inc. Brokerage accounts areserviced and securities offered through TradeKing Securities, LLC, member FINRAand SIPC.Assets are custodied and clearing services are provided by Apex ClearingCorporation. TradeKing Group, Inc. is not a broker-dealer.TradeKing is not affiliated with, does notsponsor, is not sponsored by, does not endorse, and is not endorsed by the companiesmentioned above or any of their affiliated companies© 2015 TradeKing Group, Inc. All rights reserved.