Arizona Treasurer Proclaims April 2021 Financial Literacy Month
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Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee Proclaims April 2021 Financial Literacy Month

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  • Hannah Roehr   |   Office of the Arizona State Treasurer


Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee issued a proclamation celebrating April 2021 as Financial Literacy Month in the State of Arizona.

“The overall fiscal health of our state depends on the financial decisions of our individual citizens,” Treasurer Kimberly Yee said. “Arizona is a nationwide leader in advancing financial education to give citizens, from all walks of life, the opportunity to become financially literate and set them up for life-long success.”

Since taking office in January 2019, in her efforts to promote financial education, Treasurer Yee has taken the following actions:

  • Appointed the first-ever Statewide Financial Literacy Task Force aimed at bringing financial education resources to all Arizonans. This includes students, senior citizens, military veterans, and vulnerable populations.
  • Successfully advanced a new law (S.B. 1184) requiring all Arizona students to have received financial education before graduating from high school.
  • Advocated for legislation (H.B. 2695) allowing personal finance instruction to qualify as a work activity for participants in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
  • Made the Treasurer’s Office the central state agency responsible for promoting financial education statewide with the passage of S.B. 1292.
  • Ensured the smooth transfer of the AZ529, Arizona’s Education Savings Plan to the Treasurer’s Office with the signing of S.B. 1528 into law.
  • Modernized and rebranded the AZ529 Plan to raise awareness statewide of how families can save for their child’s future educational expenses.
  • Visited numerous K-12 classrooms in the state to share about the importance of savings and financial education.

Overall, Treasurer Yee’s Financial Literacy Month proclamation urges leaders to advance financial literacy through various actions and activities across the state during the month of April.

In addition, today, Treasurer Yee officially launched the Financial Education Resources Portal on the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office website. Furthermore, she invites Arizonans to explore and utilize the free resources and planning tools to learn practical money management principles. Visit the Portal HERE.