April is Financial Capability Month, also known as Financial Literacy Month. All this month, National Disability Institute (NDI) is sharing resources and tools to equip people with disabilities with the skills and knowledge to secure the financial future they desire.
You are Capable to Decide.
Financial wellness means having financial freedom of choice in the present and into the future. For people with disabilities, making choices based on their own, unique circumstances can sometimes be challenging. NDI offers free financial wellness tools that can be used to help individuals, families, financial institutions and community partners empower individuals with disabilities to increase their money management skills. From goal-setting and creating a spending plan, to learning about how work impacts disability benefits, these tools aim to give individuals the confidence and skills to improve their independence and quality of life.
The ABLE National Resource Center connects people with disabilities, their families and those who support them to objective, independent information about the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, including best practices related to tax-advantaged ABLE savings accounts. The ABLE Decision Guide Series is designed as an aid to decision making in establishing an ABLE savings account that can fund disability expenses. Find guides on eligibility and opening an account, finding the funds to save, how working impacts employment goals and more.
You are Capable to Save.
An important aspect of financial capability is learning how to save money in ways that are safe and secure. This could mean choosing the right bank, selecting and opening an ABLE account to meet specific needs or taking advantage of credits during tax season. NDI’s Financial Resilience Center (FRC) can help individuals save and manage money more effectively. The FRC offers answers to frequently asked questions about online banking, cutting expenses, student loan debt and ways to get financial relief during difficult times. NDI has also partnered with Experian to answer questions about building credit and paying off debt. Find out What You Need to Know About Credit.
You are Capable to Secure Your Financial Future!
“If you figure out your financial future, you have control of your life.”
– Tom Foley, National Disability Institute (NDI) Executive Director
This Financial Capability Month, explore resources to empower individuals to make informed decisions and become financially literate. Learn more about building a better financial future for people with disabilities and their families at NationalDisabilityInstitute.org.