Financial Literacy Resources

What is Financial Literacy?

Financial literacy is defined as the ability to understand and use various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing. 

Day-to-day financial literacy includes:

  • Knowing how a checking account works
  • Proper use of a credit card
  • Practices to avoid debt
  • Maintaining a household budget
  • Paying for children's schooling
  • Saving enough for retirement

Financial Literacy Events

  • Recorded Workshop: Jump Start Your Credit IQ - offered by Tools for Life Learning Center, Habitat for Humanity
    • In this workshop you will learn financial wellness often comes down to one little number, your credit score. Find out your credit IQ by joining Bank of America Champion Consumer Market Leader Alex Figueroa to learn how to successfully calculate your credit report. Watch here
  • Recorded Workshop: Taking Control of Debt
    • In this virtual workshop, John Marshall Bank's Bill McGowan and Bob McCoy will discuss how to take control of your debt by understanding financial well-being, the difference between good and bad debt, identifying strategies to pay down debt, and how to save while paying down debt. Watch here. 
  • Prince William County Financial Empowerment Center Events
  • Loudoun Literacy Council

Publications Available

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center offers the following no cost materials on financial literacy for pickup by request.*


  • Financial Literacy Inventory 
  • Quick Financial Literacy Guide

*Email Christine Love to request publications.