'Personal financial literacy is a life skill '

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Thirteen organizations were honored by Gov. Tony Evers Thursday, as recipients of the 2018 Governor's Financial Literacy award.

The award recipients were recognized for their continued efforts in working with kids and adults to make advancements in financial literacy and financial empowerment.

“Personal financial literacy is a life skill that can absolutely increase the quality of your life, for people of all ages, and all stages of life,” Gov. Evers said.

The governor said 70 percent of Wisconsin high schools have a financial literacy requirement.

March 30 - April 6 has been proclaimed "Money Smart Week.” About 150 public events will be held across the state.