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National Financial Literacy Month came to a close at the end of April 30, but educating consumers about the importance understanding their finances is a task NAIFA members can take to heart throughout the year. It's also has an important advocacy component. We are #NAIFAproud of members from NAIFA-Louisiana who worked in cooperation with Edward Jones and were instrumental in getting both the state House of Representatives and Senate to pass resolutions recognizing April as Financial Literacy Month in the state.

NAIFA member and 2021 John Newton Russell Memorial Award recipient Robelynn Abadie, LUTCF, RFC, CAP, participated in the resolution ceremonies.

Louisiana Fin Lit Month

LeAnn Lipscomb (Edward Jones), House Resolution sponsor Rep. Gerald
"Beau" Beaullieu, Robelynn Abadie, and Tex Morris (Edward Jones).

NAIFA chapters around the country also work with state lawmakers to improve the financial literacy of students. Louisiana was among the states that in 2023 passed measures to require public high school students to take a one-credit course in financial literacy before graduating. The others were Alabama, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, Connecticut, Idaho, Oregon, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. To date, 25 states have passed similar measures. 

Apr_30_24DSC_0837State Senators Royce Duplessis, Gerald Boudreaux, and Gary Carter
with NAIFA's Robelynn Abadie and Danny Ford along with LeAnn
Lipscomb (Edward Jones) and Tex Morris (Edward Jones).