Louisiana Bankers Association Boardroom
5555 Bankers Avenue * Baton Rouge
Financial $marts for Students and Families Workshop
Jump$tart and the EBRP School District partnered in April to bring pertinent financial information to families with high school students. The workshop provided the inside scoop on financial aid, college planning, making ends meet, setting up a realistic financial plan, funding recreational activities, and how to start meaningful financial discussions between parents and youth. A $500 scholarship donated by the LA Education Loan Authority was awarded to a high school senior in the name of Ken Uffman, La. Jump$tart’s founder by his son, Scott Uffman.
CPAs Host Young Entrepeneur Expo
Investing in Future Business Owners
The Society of Louisiana CPAs' (LCPA) Young Entrepreneur Expo,
held on April 20 in Metairie, prepared 81 kids for opening their own
business on Lemonade Day. LCPA Executive Director Ron Gitz presents
a future entrepreneur with “seed money” to open his lemonade stand.
The Society presented five children with a $50 start-up investment.
The Expo provided kids the opportunity to hear from business professionals on how to set up a business, money basics, and advertising Hands-on activity stations taught young entrepreneurs about making change, food safety, smart shopping, and let's not forget about how to make tasty lemonade (yum).
Our 2013 Board of Directors
Blaine Grimes, President
Campus Federal Credit Union
Dr. Jeanette Tucker,
Kathy Arnes, Secretary Junior Achievement of Greater BR
Layne McDaniel, Treasurer
Credit Bureau of BR Foundation
Ginger Laurent Lousiana Bankers Association
Ronnie Pocorello EBRP School District
Emily Hester LSU Student Financial Management Center
Claire Loup Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, N.O. Branch
Ann Marie Erie Neighbors Federal Credit Union
Jump$tart Partners with
100 Black Men of Baton Rouge
2013 Dollars & $ense Investment Challenge
For eight weeks, over 20 high school students engaged in financial literacy classes covering the basics of saving, budgeting, credit, stock and mutual fund selection and asset allocation, while also constructing a $2,500 investment portfolio. The program also included four weeks of classes targeting parents of the students and covering a wide range of essential financial literacy topics. Jump$tart partners facilitated these classes.
A new-media learning platform that uses the latest technology - video, animations, 3D gaming, avatars and social networking - to bring complex financial concepts to life for today's digital generation.
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.
Attention: 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. Learn More
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How Do Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior Vary by State?
New research by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) finds that the residents of New Hampshire and Alaska rank at the top of financial literacy and financial behavior, while residents of Louisiana and West Virginia rank at the bottom.
Louisiana ranks 51st in financial capability and 46th in financial behavior.
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