Financial Literacy and Empowerment

Information and resources to increase Financial Literacy

 The City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office is a key resource for bringing forth programs and new ideas to improve the quality of life of our citizens. One of these programs is financial literacy.  Simply put, financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works. But financial literacy isn’t just about balancing your checkbook or knowing how much money you have in the bank. Financial literacy is about planning for the future.  Being financially literate can help you save money for a down payment on a home, save for your child’s college education, or have money saved for emergencies so you don’t need payday loans or other predatory lending companies. When you know how to manage your money, you can make better choices about your future.  The Treasurer’s Office is committed to helping city residents become financially literate and learn how to confidently manage money. Our plans include helping city residents improve their overall financial health by warning them about the dangers of predatory lending, decreasing the percentage of families that aren't using banking services, and helping people craft budgets that teach them how to live within their means.

For the official Office of Financial Empowerment website: click here