It’s April, which happens to be Financial Literacy Month—a 30-day-long holiday dedicated to helping people of all ages learn about the importance of money smarts.
It’s also been one year since we launched our monthly calls to action, with the goal of engaging readers with their money—as well as each other.
In the past 12 months, we’ve met many inspiring people, including Caitlin, who’s tackling ambitious savings goals for everything from an emergency fund to a trip to Japan, and Mark, whose family members match the younger generation’s IRA contributions. Thank you to all of the winners who shared their experiences!
This month, to kick off Financial Literacy Month, we want to know:
What’s the toughest financial lesson you ever learned—and how did it help make you smarter about money?
Tell us about your struggles, your mistakes, your slips … and how it has helped increase your financial IQ.
Once you do, you’ll be entered for a chance to win $100! And be sure to use your email address when you comment—it won’t be visible to other users—so we can notify you should you win.
Open only to legal residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry. Premium users are not eligible. Contest runs from April 1, 2014, through April 25, 2014. We will select the most compelling entry as the winner, and his or her story may be published on the site.
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