Policy Recommendations for Advancing K-12 Financial Education
Director Richard Cordray announced the release of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s policy recommendations for supporting youth financial education in a white paper, entitled "Transforming the Financial Lives of a Generation of Young Americans." This white paper identifies two main problems: First, many young people are ill-equipped to make major financial decisions, and second, young people confront a financial services marketplace that involves increasingly complex financial decisions.
The white paper provides an overview of the financial decision-making context that Americans navigate, surveys some existing efforts in the K-12 financial education field, and addresses each of these elements with a comprehensive youth financial education strategy.
Saturday - May 3rd, 2014
Lemonade Day Louisiana is empowering today's youth to become tomorrow's entrepreneurs.
NCPW is an annual event to highlight free resources from government agencies and consumer advocacy organizations that can help people make smarter buying decisions and spot scams. Order free consumer publications on topics such as avoiding scams and identity theft, staying safe online, using credit wisely, managing debt and more from a number of NCPW partner agencies and distribute to friends and family, co-workers and other people in your networks and communities. Orders must be placed by January 24, 2014.
Blaine Grimes, President
Campus Federal Credit Union
Dr. Jeanette Tucker
LSU AgCenter, Retired
Kathy Arnes, Secretary Junior Achievement of Greater BR
Layne McDaniel, Treasurer
Credit Bureau of BR Foundation
Ginger Laurent Lousiana Bankers Association
Ronnie Pocorello EBRP School District
Emily Hester LSU Student Financial Management Center
Claire Loup Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, N.O. Branch
Ann Marie Erie Neighbors Federal Credit Union
Partners attending our December meeting learned more about the impact of payday lending on Louisiana’s families.
Empower the Future!
Is "Saving More" one of your 2014 Resolutions? Use this checklist made up of characteristics of successful savers, which include debt management as a useful starting point for evaluating your savings preparedness.
Paying for College
From choosing a loan and comparing costs to managing your money and repaying your debt, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) can help you make informed financial decisions about paying for college.
The Jump$tart Clearinghouse provides an easy-to-use, free online database of personal finance resources designed for teaching and learning. Targeted users include educators, students and parents from pre-kindergarten through college. Many of the materials are also suitable for adults.
The IRS offers “Understanding Taxes”, a free, fun, simple to use, interactive, online tool designed by teachers for teachers. Check out the video on YouTube.
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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. Learn More
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The State of Working Louisiana
Stagnant wages and rising unemployment create challenges for the state
While corporate profits and worker productivity have grown considerably in Louisiana over the past three decades, typical Louisiana workers did not see much improvement in their paycheck, according to a new report by the Louisiana Budget Project.
The report, "State of Working Louisiana 2013," found the typical worker's pay increased by only 1 percent since 1979, but worker productivity has increased by 35 percent over that span. Louisiana workers are still facing wage gaps — men still make more than women and whites still make more money than blacks. The largest pay gap is between people with different levels of educational attainment, with those who have at least a bachelor's degree earning $8.26 an hour ($17,000 per year) more than those without one.
Where do you go to get a “Really Free” Credit Report?
You can get a free report from each of the three nationwide
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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.
My Classroom Economy enables any educator to teach children financial responsibility through fun, experiential learning. It's a simple classroom economic system based on the idea that students need to earn school "dollars" so that they can rent their own desks.