5 Financial Advisor Blog Ideas for April

April 1, 2024

What should financial marketers and advisors talk about this month? Our monthly roundup has you covered with timely topics for blog posts, social media campaigns, and other marketing ideas. 

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Topic #1: Teach Children to Save Day

Launched by the American Bankers Association in 1997, Teach Children to Save Day falls in April. Calendar dates like these are usually a fun way to connect with your audience on social media — and we think this is an important topic to boot. 

The aim of Teach Children to Save Day is to help young people understand the basics of personal finance and encourage them to develop good habits that will benefit them throughout their lives. By learning about saving and financial responsibility at an early age, children and young people can develop the skills and knowledge they need to make informed financial decisions as they grow older.

The angle

  • Getting kids to care about saving money isn’t easy. Help parents out with advice on what lessons to teach at what age, how to encourage kids to save, and how to keep things fun. 
  • Go multimedia. Post simple money quizzes, build educational games, and offer downloads to coloring pages and cute mazes for younger kids. 
  • Host funny (mobile-friendly) educational videos on your social media feeds that parents can share with their kids. 

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Topic #2: Last-minute tax help 

You may have been blogging about taxes for a while, but that doesn’t mean your audience has filed yet. Every year, around 43 million Americans wait until the last three weeks leading up to Tax Day to hit the submit button. 

The angle 

  • Help your audience out with last-minute tax tips to show them how to maximize their refund when they have minimum time. 
  • Post regular reminders of upcoming deadlines on your social media feeds — and link to evergreen tax advice posts. 
  • Consider timely, news-style blog posts for any big tax law changes. 

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Topic #3: College acceptance season

From mid-March through April, high school seniors are glued to their mailboxes (and their inboxes) waiting for acceptance letters from the many colleges they applied to. College acceptance season is also a great time to talk about saving for — and paying for — college. 

With the average cost of attending a four-year university running around $35,551 per year (and on the rise!), parents are keen to learn more about what investment and savings strategies they can use to grow those college funds. 

Cover the different investment vehicle options in evergreen blog posts. 

The angle

  • A 529 college savings plan is a tax-advantaged investment account designed specifically for education savings. Parents can open a 529 plan and contribute money on behalf of their child, and the money grows tax-free if it is used for qualified education expenses. 
  • A UTMA account is a type of investment account that allows parents to save money for their child’s education while still retaining control of the account until the child reaches adulthood.
  • A Coverdell ESA is another tax-advantaged investment account that can be used to save for education expenses. Parents can contribute up to $2,000 per year per child, and the money grows tax-free if it is used for qualified education expenses.

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Topic #4: Financial Literacy Month

Ah, the big kahuna. 

Financial Literacy Month is an annual observance that takes place in the United States during April. The goal is to promote financial education and help individuals of all ages improve their financial prowess. 

And for financial marketers, it is a big deal. (Such a big deal, we wrote a whole blog post on it.)

This month, your editorial calendar should be full of educational articles, tips and tricks, and evergreen content. Basically, if it is about personal finance and you haven’t covered it yet, now is a good month to get it published. 

The angle

  • Consider your audience. Covering the basics — like how to create your first budget — is a great idea, but don’t limit your blog to just beginners. Consider adding more advanced topics to capture a larger audience base. 
  • Keep it evergreen. The content you publish during Financial Literacy Month can become cornerstone content you’ll reshare all year. 
  • Highlight personal experience. First-hand accounts give your audience someone to relate to, but they also help with SEO. Google prioritizes financial content that meets the “Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trust” or EEAT factors. You can help boost your blog’s ranking by leaning on first-person expertise for everyday personal finance topics. 

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Topic #5: Earth Day

Earth Day falls in April. This is a good opportunity to highlight ESG investing and take advantage of the hashtags floating around social media. 

ESG is a big topic, even for experienced investors, but you can help your audience break it down in a relatable way. 

The angle

  • Explore the principles of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. Highlight companies and funds aligning with sustainability goals and the potential financial benefits of incorporating ESG criteria into investment decisions.
  • Showcase innovative solutions and initiatives driving sustainable finance. Discuss trends in green bonds, renewable energy investments, or impact investing.
  • Help readers understand how to align their values with their financial decisions. Offer tips for incorporating sustainability into everyday spending, investing, and lifestyle choices.

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