Elisa Alexander. Hendersonville, TN. My mother was a big proponent of financial literacy. I believe you need basic literacy to achieve Financial literacy. mom Passed away Jan 4, 2014, and my children and I decorated this and dedicate it in honor of her, and the amazing pioneer woman she was. She flew planes, was a SCUBA diver, Got her Masters, worked on Spacelab with the European Space Agency, and SO much more.