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Welcome to the
Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

Thank you for your interest and support of financial literacy. Join us in our efforts to coordinate individuals, businesses, State and local organizations committed to raising awareness and educating Louisianans on life-long financial issues impacting their lives. Louisiana Jump$tart is a 501(c)(3) and welcomes your support.

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Financial Literacy Builds our Tomorrows

2011 Financial Education Summit

According to the participant’s evaluations, our Summit was a success!

Thanks to our sponsors, keynote speakers, presenters, exhibitors and partners.

And thanks to the 175 educators, professionals and volunteers from around the state who attended our Summit in Baton Rouge on September 15 and 16.

Participants browsed 17 interactive exhibits, networked with presenters, and accumulated free educational resources and curricula for use with their audiences. The Summit included several keynote speakers and 10 different break-out sessions conducted by state and nationally recognized experts.

Rachel was a hit with the audience!
                Rachel Ramsey Cruze

Debra Wilkerson, Broadmoor HS, EBR Parish  School System won the Exhibit Room Prize, an iPod! Natasha Jefferson, Northeast La. Technical College won the Grand Prize, an iPad!

Click here to see the Summit Slideshow.

Click here to view Session Presentations. Thanks presenters for making these available.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Classes / Seminars
Public is Invited

Topic: How to Avoid Investment Fraud
Hosted by: Neighbors Federal Credit Union
When: Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Topic: Understanding Your Paycheck
Hosted by: Neighbors Federal Credit Union
When: Thursday, December 8, 2011
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H.R. and Training Directors

What Will a Quality Financial Literacy Program Accomplish for Employees?

A quality financial literacy program should help your employees practice good financial behaviors. Over time these behaviors will result in positive changes in their financial lives.
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Payday Lenders:
Preying on Louisiana’s
Working Poor

Louisiana has one of the highest concentrations of payday lenders in the country, with one outlet for every 4,800 people. These predatory lenders are prevalent in high poverty areas. Louisiana has four times as many payday lenders as McDonald’s restaurants.

Read more of the report released July 26, 2011 from the Louisiana Budget Project.

Where do you go to get a “Really Free” Credit Report?

You can get a free report from each of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies every 12 months. The official Website, www.annualcreditreport.com, is the ONLY authorized online source for you to get a free credit report under federal law. Some other sites claim to offer “free” credit reports, but may charge you for another product if you accept a “free” report.
Click here to get your really free credit report.


Making the Case for Financial Literacy - 2011
A Collection of Personal Finance Statistics Gathered by Jump$tart from Other Sources

News You Can Use

10 Credit Commandments for Young Professionals

Milestones as you start your credit life:

  • First-Full Time Job
  • First-Credit Card
  • First-Time Bill Paying
  • First-Time Saving
  • First-Big Purchase

10 tips from personal finance experts on how to avoid going into debt. Learn More

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