According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, the study shows that the percentage of Americans proficient in math and reading has fallen from 82.9 percent in 2007 to 77.5 percent in 2009. However, this may not be a bad thing. If you have any chance of succeeding in business or careers, you must have some proficiency with numbers. Today, with the support of myfin, I have prepared some material for you regarding financial literacy.
And these are critical numbers:
1) Your income:
2) Your savings:
3) Your net worth:
4) The amount of money you owe on your credit cards:
5) How much debt do you have relative to your other assets (assets like property or stocks)
2. What is economic literacy?
Financial literacy is a catch-all term that describes the ability to understand how money works and how to manage it, but most people don’t think much about it. The truth is, many of us don’t even grasp what funds are. So I’d like to do the groundwork for you so that in the future you can discuss finance with others and help them better understand their finances.
This blog entry aims to help you become more financially literate by describing what money is, how capital works, and why you need to know economics to be productive in this world.
You need not be an expert on money or financial matters. You need a basic understanding of the way things work and being able to explain those workings in simple language so others can grasp what they mean.
3. How to allocate your budget properly
People are always looking for ways to cut down on costs. A cash budget isn’t going to do the trick, nor will it make you happy. A cash budget is another way of saying “I don’t care about money.”
The problem is that many people have an unhealthy relationship with money and don’t know what it means to properly allocate your financial resources.
Having a healthy relationship with money will help you avoid wasting your time and energy on things that don’t matter in the long run. You may want to buy a new car, but if you think “cash is king” then in reality, your life may be over because of that purchase. You need to learn how to use your financial resources as efficiently as possible so nothing remains undone when you are finished with it.
Financial literacy refers to the ability of individuals or organizations within society (families, schools, banks etc.) to correctly manage their finances to achieve their goals. It doesn’t mean they know all of the numbers and facts about the subject matter at hand; the term just means they have enough information about it to make good decisions regarding their finances and invest wisely through their wealth management plans.
4. What capital is and why you need to know it
I believe that most people don’t truly understand the fundamentals of financial literacy. And yet, in a world where you would rather pay for a one-time premium than read a single article (or even check your bank account every month), it is critically important to educate yourself on properly allocating your budget.
I believe that financial literacy is essential to fully appreciate what you have, and if you don’t do this, you won’t be prepared for the future.
Capital is just that – money intended for your future needs and desires. It holds no physical value. It isn’t something you can touch or carry around with you. But it has an inherent value that can only be enhanced through investment and savings.
And there are several different ways to invest, including real estate, stocks and bonds, commodities (gold and silver), and mutual funds (I like Vanguard “Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund” over its competitors). Nowadays people are being more careful with how they invest their money. Many people choose to invest in stocks or bonds because they believe in their company or because they want “the life insurance policy that pays out when they need it most.” But as I mentioned before, no matter how wonderful your company may be, there is always danger involved when investing in stocks or bonds – especially if there is a market crash during which your investments lose whatever was invested into them.
Financial literacy is the knowledge of how to make wise and informed money decisions, and the ability to manage money, always. It requires a good understanding of financial statements and a good grasp of personal finances.
It also requires an understanding of investments, risk and reward, and how to properly allocate your budget. You need to understand that financial literacy is not enough, but it’s a big part of what’s needed for personal finance.
If you’re not knowledgeable about money or don’t have any business experience in this area, you’re in for a big surprise, especially when it comes to making wise financial decisions. When you don’t know anything about investing or managing your finances, things can get complicated quickly. It will take time for your mind to adjust and learn more about money.
Review What Financial Literacy Is And How It Can Help You.