Financial literacy is the ability to understand and apply various financial skills, including budgeting, investing, and other financial management strategies.
Why It's Important
My, oh, my! Financial literacy is critical to master as it affects everything in your life, from well-being and relationships to opportunities that are afforded to you. A financially literate person has a much better chance of being "successful" with money. This is why I built this whole platform. My personal goal is to see as many people as possible to become financially literate. It is imperative!
I joke and say people treat you differently when you know about money on social media, BUT it is true! I have had salespeople and lenders tell me this. So, I took that information and decided to help so YOU won't be taken advantage of.
Want to see how financially literate you are? I made a quiz to test your skills. You can check it...
OK, so I felt like this was a timely post in light of the government shutdown and the possibility of families not receiving food assistance in the coming months. If you aren't aware of all the changes, you can read about it here. I want to keep this post focused on how families can save money whether they receive government assistance or not. It is essential to squeeze every penny at the grocery store because eating is a necessity and is usually one of our most significant monthly expenses. Let's begin...
Plan Your Meals
Grocery shopping starts before you even walk into the store. Thinking ahead of time about what you plan to cook for the week is extremely important. I usually have my meals laid out for the week, OR I will opt to cook whatever is available in the house. Either way, I have a plan! Disaster strikes when you go to the store without a list and start picking up random items. Then, you get home and realize nothing goes...
I don't believe I finally made a video! It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I believe this was my 5th take! I don't envy actors and actresses at all! I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think.
Also, I left all of the bloopers intact. LOL!