A financially FIT America™
Financially literate citizens are key to a successful economy. When people struggle to understand their personal finances they struggle to achieve, to live, to be successful. Everyone knows money doesn’t buy happiness, but understanding finances is key to achieving prosperity, both financially as well as our overall well-being. Money and how you manage it matters.
U.S household debt has increased by 11% in the past decade, the averaging household has $134,643 in debt.1
63% of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover a $500 emergency.2
Household income has grown by 28% in the past 13 years, but the cost of living has gone up 30% in that time period.1
What these startling statistics demonstrate is a systemic lack of education and understanding of personal finances -- a financial lliteracy epidemic that is currently plaguing our country.
By providing financial education in high schools and making it readily available to the communities who need it most we can empower Americans to be financially literate and achieve their dreams.
Because the US workforce is in a shift away from the traditional, ‘9-5’ jobs where your tenure was from your 20’s until retirement, this shift now means that individuals are responsible for their own financial future and must have the educational tools to make good financial decisions.
76% of college students wish they had more help to prepare for their financial futures.3
59% of millennial graduates have no idea when their student loans will be paid off.4
DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation prepares students for a lifetime of financial literacy and responsibility through its engaging interactive curriculum called FITKIT™. This includes high-tech digital tools and engaging in-class programs built by a team of experienced educators, parents, students and entrepreneurs. DoughMain Financial Literacy foundations’s team has made it easy for educators to access and customize the curriculum to better fit their needs and truly engage with their students using modern tools.
Our newest program is FITKIT for Girls™ and is aimed specifically at the education of the female gender and the ramifications of their decisions in creating an abundant and prosperous life for themselves and their families. Mini workshops and co-branding relationships are targeted initiatives that allow the foundation of DoughMain to take root at the empowerment of girls and in their financial decision making.
You can make a difference by supporting DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation.
You can make a Difference by Supporting DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation.
Lack of financial literacy at an individual level affects us all at a national level. Successful and financially stable citizens make for a successful and stable economy. The best way to build a better tomorrow is to start educating people today. At no cost, teachers and schools can now effectively prepare and empower students for a lifetime of being financially literate.
By supporting DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation you are helping make financial education a priority and making it easily available in classrooms across the U.S. You are empowering people to buy their own home, send their kids to college, build a small business, and overall to pursue the American dream.
A Financially FIT America
DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to building a better tomorrow by educating people today, in order to forge a financially literate America.
1: https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/average-credit-card-debt-household/, 2: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2016/01/06/63-of-americans-dont-have-enough-savings-to-cover-a-500-emergency/#58574f1f4e0d, 3: https://www.financialeducatorscouncil.org/youth-financial-literacy-statistics/, 4: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/slideshows/10-student-loan-facts-college-grads-need-to-know