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
Check out this Facebook Live video of Jump$tart CEO Laura Levine discussing savings.

February

Pay Yourself First: Pay yourself first; make saving a habit 
Check out this Facebook Live video of Jump$tart CEO Laura Levine discussing paying yourself first.


March

Consumer Protection/ID Theft: Know your rights and responsibilities as a consumer
Check out this Facebook Live video of Jump$tart CEO Laura Levine and our special guest Colleen Tressler from the FTC discussing id theft.


April

Understanding Taxes: Understanding Employment Income and Taxes
Check out this Facebook Live video to discussing how to use a tax refund as a teachable moment.


May

Credit Reports: Understanding Credit Reports
Check out these Facebook Live videos addressing credit reports in the classroom and your personal credit history.


June

Financial Services: Understanding financial institutions and providers 
Save the dates: Facebook Live Sessions addressing this will be on June 13 at 8pm ET, and June 22 at 3 pm ET. 

July

Financial Independence/Summer Jobs: Money management begins with how you earn acquire  


August

Back to School Shopping: Compare prices and track track spending


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