April is Financial Literacy Month

It’s no secret that at the State Treasury of Mississippi, we believe deeply in financial wellness for every citizen. And if you give us the opportunity, we’ll scream it from the rooftops to anyone who will listen, sharing our resources for families, individuals, and businesses when and where we can. We do this because we know financial wellness is critical for our families, communities, and state to thrive.

April is National Financial Literacy Month, the perfect time to do some financial spring cleaning. Of course, as with any spring-cleaning project, it can be difficult to know where to start. My recommendation? The Mississippi Treasury’s website.

At, you can find a host of free tools and resources to help breathe new life into your budgeting, savings, and overall financial health. Visit our College and Career Savings page, for example, to explore our tax-advantaged educational savings accounts. Check out our unclaimed money page to search for cash you may be missing. Or navigate to for help reworking your budget, building an emergency fund, or teaching your kids about the basics of saving.

Erin Beable, a financial advisor, stated: “Financial literacy gives you the opportunity to be confident and empowered to live the quality of life you’ve worked for.” That is my hope for you as well.

Finally, I want you to know that you aren’t in this alone. As you’re working to improve your own financial health, I will be fighting to improve the state’s financial wellness, protecting our credit rating, treating your tax dollars with respect, and improving the services Mississippi delivers to our citizens.

Join me during National Financial Literacy Month to do some spring cleaning of your finances. Get started today at