LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 01, 2013) - April has been declared National Financial Literacy Month by the U.S. Senate and GoAskNewton.com has been launched to help meet the goals of this very important cause. GoAskNewton.com is a noncommercial website designed to help educate people on personal finance in a fun, entertaining way through the tools and lessons of Newton, the world's smartest dog.
The creator of GoAskNewton.com is author/entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David ("Doing the Impossible," "The Next Perfect Storm") who recognized that too many people today are in poor financial health and inadequately prepared for life's financial demands. A self-made success who emigrated to the U.S. from war-torn Iran in 1989, Bet-David has made financial literacy his personal crusade.
"Too many consumers are living paycheck-to-paycheck and experts agree this is often due to a lack of fundamental knowledge they need to make key financial decisions in life," said Bet-David, who often speaks on the subject. "GoAskNewton.com was intended to help coach both the young and old on everyday matters such as how mortgages work, credit and debt, and saving for retirement."
GoAskNewton.com has been created on the principle that every American needs to be more familiar with the terms, behaviors and habits that will help make them more financially healthy. The website uses fun, interactive tools such as the Money IQ Quiz, a credit card debt analyzer, budget worksheet, and weekly finance lessons taught by the website's host, "Newton" -- a smart and friendly dog who is "financial literacy's best friend."
To ensure continuing education in personal finance goes beyond Financial Literacy Month, GoAskNewton.com offers a free weekly newsletter that delivers a personal finance lesson as well as a Financial Term of the Week. People can also follow Newton on Twitter (@GoAskNewton), where he shares daily fun facts and practical finance advice.