12 Principles


Overview

The Jump$tart Coalition Education Committee designed 12 principles to keep financial literacy a priority year round. Each principle is linked to the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education, which are published by Jump$tart.  You can follow us through the year by walking through each principle using a calendar, which we will update monthly, the National Standards and resources from the Jumpstart Clearinghouse

January

New Year's Resolution: Developing short- and long-term financial goals
Facebook Live: Savings

February

Pay Yourself First: Pay yourself first; make saving a habit 
Facebook Live: Paying yourself first.


March

Consumer Protection/ID Theft: Know your rights and responsibilities as a consumer
Facebook Live: ID theft with special guest


April

Understanding Taxes: Understanding Employment Income and Taxes
Facebook Live: Tax refunds


May

Credit Reports: Understanding Credit Reports
Facebook Live: Credit reports in the classroom and your personal credit history.


June

Financial Services: Understanding financial institutions and providers 
Facebook Live: Financial institutions and History with special guest 

July

Financial Independence/Summer Jobs: Money management begins with how you earn   
Facebook Live: Financial independence and Summer jobs with a special guest


August

Back to School Shopping: Compare prices and track track spending
Save the date: Facebook Live on the NEC page Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. ET, and on the national Jump$tart page 3 p.m. ET  on Aug. 24.


September

Insurance Awareness: Protect what you own/value   


October

Understanding Credit: Credit is what you can borrow; debt what owe   

November

Investing: Understanding fluctuations and invest for long term

December

Holiday Shopping: Holiday spending isn't bad, but planning and budgeting will help