Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeastern PA Supports April as Financial Literacy Month Pittston – Recognizing the need for an increased emphasis on personal finances, April has once again been declared Financial Literacy Month, underscoring the importance of financial education in the United States and the serious consequences that may result from a lack of financial knowledge. “Considering the complex financial environment in which we live, consumers really benefit from focusing on their finances 12 months of the year,” said Terri Stocki, CCCS Education Director.

“Being financially literate means understanding how to manage money, use credit effectively, build wealth, and make sound financial decisions, regardless of income level. For this reason, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeastern PA (CCCS) in Pittston is taking the lead in providing financial education to Hazleton residents during Financial Literacy Month.”

CCCS will host a “Financial Wellness Fair” at the Laurel Mall in Hazleton on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. CCCS along with other agencies such as the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Housing Development Corporation/Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO), and many more will be on hand to offer information to residents in the Hazleton and Luzerne County area to improve their financial health.