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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 is Critical to our Future

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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.
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It's your life, right?
And you can live as you want to.
Or can you?

Start here to get a REALITY CHECK on the lifestyle you want once you're on your own!

 

Statistics

The findings from the US Financial Capability Challenge show that:

  • 63% of Louisianans have difficulty covering expenses and paying bills;
  • 37% have experienced a large unexpected drop in income within the past year; and
  • 20% spend more than their income.
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    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.

     


    The Jump$tart Clearinghouse provides an easy-to-use, free online database of personal finance resources designed for teaching and learning.
    Check out the new and improved Jump$tart Clearinghouse!


    News You Can Use

    PREVENTING CREDIT CARD FRAUD
    How Can I Prevent Anyone Viewing My Credit Report?

    The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act allows access to your credit report to those with a “permissible purpose”, such as someone who intends to use the information in connection with a credit transaction involving the extension of credit or the review or collection of an account; for employment purposes; in connection with the underwriting of insurance; to determine eligibility for a license; or for legitimate business needs.
    Your consent is not required. Learn More

     
     
    What’s Happening

    APRIL is Financial Literacy Month
    President Obama and
    Governor Jindal have Proclaimed
    APRIL as Financial Literacy Month
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    Louisiana Jump$tart “Day at the Capitol” will be held April 27th, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. on the 1st Floor in the Rotunda. Our partners will be sharing financial information material.

    The 2011 Workplace Financial Literacy Honor Roll is Announced
    Click here to see the list of Honorees.

    2011 Young Money $uper $tars Poster Contest Winners will be announced here in April.

    Save the date!
    2011 Financial Education Summit

    September 15-16, 2011 * Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge

    Classes / Seminars
    Public is Invited

    Topic: Making the Most of Your Money
    Hosted by: Neighbors Federal Credit Union
    When: Thursday, June 9, 2011
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    Topic: Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores
    Hosted by: Neighbors Federal Credit Union
    When: Thursday, June 9, 2011
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    Partner Training

    Understanding the Dynamics of Poverty
    Date: Monday, April 18, 2011
    Hosted by: Hope Ministries
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    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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    The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act allows access to

    your credit report to those with a “permissible purpose”,

    such as someone who intends to use the information in

    connection with a credit transaction involving the extension

    of credit or the review or collection of an account; for

    employment purposes; in connection with the underwriting

    of insurance; to determine eligibility for a license; or for

    legitimate business needs. Your consent is not required.