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  • 03/21/2013 9:36 AM | Anonymous
    The President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability has issued its recommendations on how America can be made more financially savvy. Among its recommendations, the Council found that financial capability must be woven into the fabric of our lives, including the implementation of effective, evidence-based strategies that integrate content into K-12 school curricula.

    The Council also recognized that the financial crisis shone a spotlight on the need to improve financial capability in the U.S. and that the subprime lending crisis and escalating debt can partly be attributed to a lack of financial knowledge.

  • 02/22/2013 12:16 AM | Anonymous
    Recently, Jump$tart Washington was proud to help sponsor Washington's annual Life Smarts competition.

    Life Smarts teaches teens to be smart and responsible consumers and citizens by focusing on five key areas of consumer knowledge that teens need to know to function effectively in today's marketplace, including personal finance.

    The winning team--Toledo High School--will represent Washington State at the national tournament in Atlanta, Georgia in April.

    Go THS!
  • 02/05/2013 2:00 PM | Anonymous
    The Governor of the great State of Washington has issued a proclamation declaring April 20 -- April 27 as "Money Smart Week".

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