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Financial Smarts for Students and Adults

Louisiana Jump$tart is a coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial capability of individuals by providing advocacy and access to financial education programs and resources.

We are a 501 (c)(3) organization and invite you to get involved by becoming a partner and supporter.

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NGPF FinCamp

December 11, 2017 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
5555 Banker Avenue, Baton Rouge Financial Education PD

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  • COLLABORATION with educators
  • CONTENT to grow your knowledge
  • CURATED resources for your class
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Louisiana Scholarship Recipients Attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy awarded two full scholarships for attendance at the Jump$tart National Educator Conference held November 3-5 in Washington, D.C. The Louisiana educator recipients were Etheldra Christel Sharp, a teacher at Neville High School, Monroe City Schools who has been an educator for 15 years, and Mona Ristovv Reed, an alternative school instructor at Moss Prep School, Lafayette Parish Schools who has also been an educator for 15 years. The conference offered classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try educational resources that can be integrated immediately into current lesson plans; to attend informative workshops under two different strands—curriculum/content and personal growth; to meet with leaders from finance and education; and to network with colleagues from across the country. We celebrate you Christel and Mona for all you do to advance financial education for students in our state.

College Goal Sunday, November 5th at Southern University in Baton Rouge

High School seniors and their families participated in College Goal Sunday to learn more about and receive assistance in filling out the FAFSA form for financial aid. At this event, Louisiana Jump$tart partnered with the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance to deliver to the seniors financial education material to help them learn basic money management practices while in school. Louisiana Jump$tart was represented at Baton Rouge Community College and Southern University, Baton Rouge Campus.


Blaine Grimes, left, La. Jump$tart Board President stands with Southern University Financial Aid staff and a representative from the La. Office of Student Financial Assistance.

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3 Strong Reasons to be an Official Member of Louisiana Jump$tart

  • Access to valuable education resources
  • Networking with other advocates
  • Continuing education

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The IRS offers “Understanding Taxes”, a free, fun, simple to use, interactive, online tool designed by teachers for teachers.
Check out the video on YouTube.

 

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What Will a Quality Financial Literacy Program Accomplish for Employees?

A quality financial literacy program should help your employees practice good financial behaviors. Over time these behaviors will result in positive changes in their financial lives.
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Statistics

According to the 2016 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey, conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling:

  • More than one in ten adults say they roll over $2,500 or more in credit card debt each month, up from 2015.
  • 56% - down slightly from the last year years – give themselves a grade of A or B on their knowledge of personal finance.
  • Among those who are currently repaying loans, 66% say student loans (either their own or their children’s) impact their overall personal financial situation negatively.
 
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You can get a free report from each of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies every 12 months. The official Website, www.annualcreditreport.com, is the ONLY authorized online source for you to get a free credit report under federal law. Some other sites claim to offer “free” credit reports, but may charge you for another product if you accept a “free” report.
Click here to get your really free credit report.

 

Making the Case for Financial Literacy - 2017

Each year the National Jump$tart office gathers statistical data from surveys its partners and other parties have conducted during the previous year and compiles the data into a document titled "Making the Case for Financial Literacy". There is a wealth of information in this document relating to students and adults and it can be used to make or support your case for financial literacy.

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Let’s Talk Credit: 8 Must-Have Couple Conversations

Attitudes about using credit cards vary dramatically, and learning a partner’s outlook can avert all-too-common money disputes. Here are the eight top credit issues every couple should tackle.

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