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PRESS RELEASE 02-197
April 11, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Governor Davis Declares April 2002 "Financial Literacy Month" in California

SACRAMENTO - Governor Davis today proclaimed April 2002 "Financial Literacy Month" in California to encourage Californians to increase their understanding of saving, investing, and credit choices. This is the first Financial Literacy Month in California.

"The potential value to individuals by increasing financial literacy is a win-win situation for the state and for our future," said Gov. Davis.

California's consumers face many choices which affect their financial future. It is important for Californians to be well-informed when making decisions regarding their financial transactions. Responsible money management allows citizens to avoid excessive debt and save for the future.

During the first annual Financial Literacy Month, state and federal agencies, regulators, consumer groups and the financial industry will join together to conduct educational events which raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy.

Please link below to view the proclamation.

Proclamation