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Gov. Brownback Proclaims April Financial Literacy Month

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April is officially Financial Literacy Month in Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback signed the proclamation on Monday as part of a national campaign to help people manage money, investments and debt.

According to the Federal Reserve, total consumer debt in the United States is nearly $3.4 trillion, and about 26 percent of that is in the form of credit cards.

Financial Literacy Month has been recognized in other states for more than a decade, and is meant to help educate people on how to be smarter with their money. To do that, the state has created the website KansasMoney.gov, where users can take interactive financial learning courses. It includes information about auto loans, mortgages, identity theft and student loans.

The site is being run by a number of state agencies, including the Kansas Securities Commissioner’s office, which is holding a Financial Freedom Expo in Wichita on April 16.

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