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Jump$tart Winter 2016 Update

Thursday, February 25, 2016   (0 Comments)
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
  • PwC Helps Students Earn Their Future
  • Confidently Empower Teens to be Financially Capable
  • MoneySKILL Matters for Students
  • Sharpen Your Financial Focus Reaches Two-Year Mark
  • Jump$tart Coalition Envisions a Financially Literate Future
  • Jump$tart Coalition to Honor Connecticut Affiliate as State Coalition of the Year
  • AFCPE Raises the Standard for Field of Financial Counseling & Education
  • NEFE, Jump$tart, Universities Team up to Make Math Make Cents
  • New FTC Website for Identity Theft Victims Offers Personal Recovery Plans
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STORY SUMMARIES
PwC helps Students Earn Their Future
In today’s global and technology-driven economy, financial decisions can be made at the click of a button and with little thought to the broader personal implications even financial decisions made at a young age can deeply impact an individual’s future having the knowledge and skills to make wise financial decisions and responsibly manage money and assets is important or everyone. Download newsletter for full story.

Confidently Empower Teens to be Financially Capable
Time and again the National Endowment for Financial Educationhears from educators who are tasked with teaching a financial education class but with little guidance given about what to teach. Preparing lessons or an unfamiliar topic would be stressful enough, but according to a University of Wisconsin study more than 80 percent of teachers do not feel competent teaching any of the six major areas of personal finance, making the challenge overwhelming. Download newsletter for full story.

MoneySKILL Matters for Students
MoneySKILL® is the premier online personal finance education curriculum that has become a well-accepted, valued and effective method or teaching personal finance to learners of all ages. Designed and written or high school students, it now is used in middle schools, community colleges, not-or-proft organizations and with a number of employee groups across the nation. It is just one of the many offerings from the AFSA Education Foundation (AFSAEF).

Sharpen Your Financial Focus Reaches Two-Year Mark
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) launched Sharpen Your Financial Focus (Sharpen) in September 2013 and recently wrapped up the second year of the program. This nationally driven, grassroots effort is designed to:
  • Assist American consumers in stabilizing their personal financial situations
  • Encourage consumers to take action and
  • Provide a process or improving consumer financial circumstances and behaviors.
In the first two years of the program 45,976 clients had financial reviews and 15,160 individuals participated in targeted education.Download newsletter for full story.

Jump$tart Coalition Envisions a Financially Literate Future
In conjunction with its national partners, 51 affiliated state coalitions, financial educators and othermembers of the financial literacy community, Jump$tart Coalition once again will champion a month-long campaign in April to raise public awareness about the importance of financial literacy. This year, we invite you to Envision a Financially Literate Future. Download newsletter for full story.
Jump$tart Coalition to Honor Connecticut Affiliate as State Coalition of the Year
Among those being honored at Jump$tart Coalition’s Annual Awards Banquet, the Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition will be recognized as the State Coalition of the Year. Connecticut Jump$tart President Christopher Lee will be on hand to accept the award or his state.
AFCPE Raises the Standard for Field of Financial Counseling & Education
AFCPE® begins the new year with a renewed sense of excitement and focus toward the good work we are doing in the field of financial counseling and education. In December 2015, the National Commission or Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited AFCPE’s AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) certification or a five-year period, expiring Dec. 31, 2020. Download newsletter for full story.

 

NEFE, Jump$tart, Universities Team up to Make Math Make Cents
According to a February 2015 Wall St. Journal article, The Smart Way to Teach Children about Money, “we focus on teaching finance in school when regular math is much more effective at helping children manage money. Download newsletter for full story.
New FTC Website for Identity Theft Victims Offers Personal Recovery Plans
Identity theft is a big problem and it takes time and effort to deal with the issues that it causes. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a new tool that makes it easier or identity theft victims to recover from identity theft by providing a personal recovery plan. No matter what the person’s specific identity theft situation is, IdentityTheft.gov can help. The website has information about more than 30 types of identity theft, including child identity theft and tax-related identity theft. Download newsletter for full story.

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