PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee officially announced the launch of the first-ever statewide Financial Education Portal on the Arizona Treasury’s website.
“The Financial Education Portal is a practical resource to provide tips on how to be smart about money management.” Treasurer Kimberly Yee said. “In honor of April being Financial Literacy Month, I encourage Arizonans to take the time to reflect on their everyday financial decisions and explore the free planning tools available to them on this new Portal.”
Treasurer Yee’s Statewide Financial Literacy Task Force is responsible for developing the structure of the Financial Education Portal. Since its inception in June 2019, this 17-member advisory body has taken proactive steps to bring resources to students, senior citizens, military veterans, and vulnerable populations, across Arizona. This Portal has dedicated webpages and modules for each of those populations. From budgeting to managing debt, the Financial Education Portal has applicable resources for all individuals who want to grow and improve their financial knowledge and skills.
“The Financial Literacy Task Force has done an outstanding job of contributing to this Portal by recommending content and sharing their ideas and expertise. Their dedication to advancing financial education awareness and helping Arizonans attain financial freedom is to be commended,” said Treasurer Kimberly Yee.
Chaired by Treasurer Yee, the Financial Literacy Task Force has led initiatives to make the Treasurer’s Office the central state agency for promoting financial literacy to Arizona residents (Laws 2020, Chapter 76); to transfer AZ529, Arizona’s Education Savings Plan to the Treasurer’s Office (Laws 2020, Chapter 88); and to allow families in the TANF program to use financial education to help meet their work requirements (Laws 2020, Chapter 23). Treasurer Yee successfully advanced a new law requiring Arizona high schools to teach financial education before graduation (Laws 2019, Chapter 84).
Treasurer Yee and the Financial Literacy Task Force invite Arizonans to visit the Financial Education Portal here: www.aztreasury.gov/financial-education.