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College Savings Iowa® is a great way to help your students plan for their future college education. And with Iowa Student Loan’s Save Now, Save Later giveaway, you could give that savings a $1,500 boost. Registration for the contest is open until Dec. 19, 2014.

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New Tool Available! Check out the 2013 Iowa Income Tax Practice Packet for Students

Paying Income Taxes on chalk boardThe Iowa Department of Revenue is pleased to work with Jump$tart Iowa to promote financial literacy education.  That education should include basic knowledge about how to complete a tax return.  To assist with the development of that knowledge, the Department has created a student packet with examples, exercises, and instructions for teachers to expose students to the basics of completing an Iowa 1040 Individual Income tax return.  The Department encourages the usage of this packet and welcomes any questions you may have about the information presented.  Please contact idr@iowa.gov.

Download:
2013 Student Iowa Income Tax Practice Packet

Please take time to fill in the Tax Packet Evaluation to help us know where we can improve on this tool.

December 26, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Statewide Financial Literacy Program Launches

Governor Branstad today announced the launch of the Iowa Financial Literacy Program, an online program to teach Iowa students the core concepts of personal finance. The program is free to students, thanks to a federal grant and a public-private partnership between the College Student Aid Commission and many other organizations, banks, credit unions and companies.

“Financial education is becoming increasingly important, especially in today’s economy,” said Branstad. “By educating Iowa’s youth, they will be better prepared ot make important choices about finances in the future.”

Developed by EverFi, Inc., the online tool uses the latest in new media technology to teach, assess and certify students in grades 11 to 12 in more than 600 core concepts. It will be accessed at http://www.IHaveAPlanIowa.gov.

February 10, 2011 at 9:52 am


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    Perception determines practice, belief results in behavior, and attitude results in  action. This is true in all levels of life, but especially so in the area of finances. The way we view our finances will determine the way we do our finances!Therefore, my goal is to challenge and change many of the financial perspectives that are prevalent in today’s societ […]

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  • More Millennial Entrepreneurs? October 21, 2014
    Recent news reports show a solid number–about 54%–of millennials express desires to start their own businesses. But only 8% have tried. By Kauffman Foundation measures, the percentage of new entrepreneurs between ages 20-34 is actually less – 22.7% in 2013, compared to 34.8% in 1996. Look at more trends here. In the next 15 years, the number […]
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