Low literacy skills in adulthood can often hinder the development of other skills, such as proficiency in handling money matters, which is crucial to making thoughtful budgetary decisions and becoming or remaining financially stable. As part of the Adult Literacy League's More for the Money program, adults with low literacy skills receive basic financial education to help them build a foundation for improving their financial situations and making wise money choices.
Adult Literacy League's adult education programs are geared toward adults 18 or older who read at or below a fifth-grade reading level. Students in the financial-literacy program learn basic economic principles, including how to budget, use a checking account, save money, and begin to accumulate assets such as a home. More than 70 percent of the program's students are struggling with insufficient income due to unemployment, a lack of savings, or poor credit, yet the league never refuses services to participants unable to pay for their books. With the help of a Money Matters workbook, students can begin managing their finances and plan for other financial opportunities under the guidance of a tutor.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help the Adult Literacy League assist adults in its financial-literacy program with basic personal-finance principles. If G-Team members raise $350, then Adult Literacy League can give More for the Money students Money Matters workbooks with instruction in budgeting, banking, basic calculations, and money management. Each additional $10 raised will be used to give another student a Money Matters workbook.
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