WHAT WE DO:
The Jump$tart Clearinghouse provides an easy-to-use, free online database of current personal finance materials designed for teaching and learning. Targeted users include educators, parents and students from kindergarten through college. Many of the materials are also suitable for adults as well. Established in the 1990s, the Clearinghouse continues to grow rapidly as more people turn to the Internet for up-to-date financial information and teaching tools.
The Clearinghouse receives more than 40,000 page views per month. It is available to anyone with access to the Internet. No registration, sign-in, or passwords are required, and the service is provided at no cost to the user. The direct Internet address is www.jumpstartclearinghouse.org
WHAT WE OFFER:
WHAT WE NEED:
To promote awareness, the Jump$tart Clearinghouse needs:
Among the new titles in the Clearinghouse are:
CashCourse is a free online resource for college-age students that universities can offer to their students. Popular topics include moving off campus, buying a car, studying abroad and avoiding overspending.
The Skinny on Credit Cards: How to Master the Credit Card Game
This paperback book humorously defines a deadbeat (in card company talk) as someone who pays off their dredit card balance in full every month. The book gives the reader the know-how to make credit cards an empowering financial tool instead of a trap. It discusses this complex financial topic in a way that is easy to understand. We learn about the great convenience of that little piece of plastic, along with the risk of heartache and stress.
YouAreHere – FTC Microsite for Kids
This free online program takes kids to the virtual shopping mall where they find games and activities that let them experience advertising, competition and the mission of the Federal Trade Commission. Teachers find fact sheets with background information and activities to reinforce the main message.
For detailed information about these and other educational resources, go to www.jumpstartclearinghouse.org. You can search by title and also by topic, grade level or source.
Among the Titles with High Page Views in 2010
Anne Bannister, Clearinghouse Manager
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy