Welcome to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
Jump$tart is a coalition of diverse financial education stakeholders. These organizations work together to educate and prepare our nation's youth for life-long financial success.
Congratulations U.S. Senator Jack Reed -Maxine Sweet -LorettaAbrams - and the Montana Financial Education Coalition, honored at "Light the Way for Financial Literacy," Jump$tart's Annual Awards Dinner, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Congratulationsto Mike Staten, University of Arizona, elected Jump$tart Vice Chairman and Vickie Bajtelsmit, Colorado State University, elected Jump$tart Treasurer in April.
LendingTree Foundation In 2004, LendingTree embarked on a multi-year financial literacy initiative designed to improve consumer understanding of personal finance issues. The initiative includes free, user-friendly resources, including video tutorials, financial guides, educational newsletters, and surveys, which were all designed to arm consumers with necessary skills to make informed decisions. Read More....
FTC's Admongo—A Virtual World Teaches Kids to Think Critically about Advertising
Advertising is a multi-million dollar business. Truthful advertising provides benefits to consumers and competition. It gives consumers the information they need to make better-informed purchasing and product use decisions. It also gives companies an incentive to modify their products to provide features that customers want. By contrast, false advertising interferes with decision-making and hinders competition. As the nation's consumer protection agency, the FTC is responsible for enforcing laws that prohibit unfair and deceptive advertising and marketing practices. Read More...
2015 Annual Awards Dinner
Thank you to the many organizations and individuals who supported and attended Jump$tart's 2015 Annual Awards Dinner, "Light the Way for Financial Literacy."
This year, the financial literacy community honored U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI); recently retired Vice President of Public Education at Experian, Maxine Sweet; recently retired Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for HSBC Bank USA, Loretta Abrams; and the Montana Financial Education Coalition. Read More...