The National Jump$tart Coalition identifies high-quality personal finance materials, curriculums and resources for educational use and makes them available through an online Clearinghouse. Now, the Clearinghouse is easier to use than ever before. The newly revised search functions make it easy for teachers, students, parents, youth leaders and others to select appropriate titles from a wealth of finanial educational materials.
The Clearinghouse database of resources is provided by a variety of education providers such as government, business and non-profit organizations. The Clearinghouse provides brief descriptions of more than 600 titles which can be ordered directly from the author or publisher. Nearly 250 resources are offered absolutely free. A growing number of resources can be downloaded instantly from the Web. Others are interactive Web sites where students can learn from simulations of real-life experiences such as designing a college student budget or investing in financial markets. Teachers often use these personal finance teaching materials to support their state's standards in economics and financial literacy, business, math and family and consumer science.
No registration, sign-in or passwords are required to search the clearinghouse, and the virtual library is provided at no cost to the user. Users can search by topic, grade level, type or title of material, key word and language, then they can sort by price and newest entry. The search function makes it easy for users to narrow their choices to those materials that meet their needs.
Materials listed in the Jump$tart Clearinghouse are reviewed for appropriateness by educational consultants. While Jump$tart focuses on educating students in kindergarten through college, many of the materials are also suitable for adults.
Click on the links below to view our Clearinghouse Documents.
Financial Literacy - Does it Matter
Written by Lewis Mandell, professor of finance and managerial economics at SUNY - Buffalo and administrator of the 2006 Jump$tart Survey of Financial Literacy Among High School Students