We know Financial Literacy Month is half over, but we couldn’t let the month go by without stressing how desperately it’s needed in today’s economy. The month of keen focus on how we should spend and save is sanctioned by our President and our Governor, and we wanted to spread the word, too.

In our business, we help folks who have already hit a significant financial speed bump. But we believe that good financial habits pay big dividends by helping folks avoid these bumps down the road.

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune agrees. It cites a program developed by Money Management International, a national credit counselor (and a MortgageKeeper client). Called “Thirty Steps,” it helps anyone who wants to learn more about money take the steps they need to build strong financial habits.

We’d like to see fewer folks need the help we provide. Financial literacy is the best way we can think of to accomplish this.