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Annual Conference for Personal Financial Literacy
Thursday, July 18, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
DMACC Conference Center, Bldg. 7 (campus map)
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny (road map)
Cost: FREE! (includes breakfast and lunch)
There will be plenty of variety in speakers and sessions this year including:
* A teenage business owner;
* A senior analyst at the Iowa Department of Revenue frequently quoted in state media
* An Arkansas college faculty member whose resume includes a Presidential appointment to Chair the National Women’s Business Council out of Washington, D.C
* An interactive session where real money will be shared
And that’s not to mention all of the GREAT interesting sessions intermixed throughout the conference! You will not want to miss the one-day conference that again is FREE to attend.
This FREE conference makes so many resources – both people and materials – available at one location. It is something I will add to my calendar each year!
- 2012 Conference Attendee
Congratulations to 4 Treynor High School students who won the 2013 Iowa Financial Literacy Program Video Clip Challenge! Students involved were Logan Huff (Sr.), Wesley Masterson (Sr.), John Beckman (Sr.), and Taylor Anderson (Fr.).
Their video compares the financial behavior of two high school students. One student is making good financial decisions while the other makes poor decisions. Watch this fun video on YouTube at http://youtu.be/oJA60WcGI9s.
On April 15, 2013 Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the launch of a new online financial literacy program, offered through the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid). The interactive program, Vault™, will help Iowa 4th through 6th graders establish smart habits and attitudes about handling money. The program is available free to Iowa elementary and middle schools.
Read the entire Press Release: Statewide Program will Help Students Develop Smart Money Habits on Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds web site.
Get a sneak peak at what Vault offers. View the Vault Demo on YouTube.
See the full press release.
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We want everyone in Iowa to know how important financial literacy is to the individual and the community. We will continue to promote skills in financial literacy. Hopefully this proclamation will help Iowan’s see how serious the governor and community is in achieving this goal. Here is the wording in the Proclamation.
WHEREAS, The State of Iowa believes knowledge of personal finance is essential for the success of our citizens and state; and
WHEREAS, Iowa is taking decisive action to promote financial stability, and the State’s prosperity will ultimately depend on our willingness as individuals to empower ourselves and our families with financial knowledge; and
WHEREAS, To lay the foundation for continued prosperity, Iowa must strive to ensure all Iowans have the skills to manage fiscal resources effectively and avoid deceptive or predatory practices; and
WHEREAS, The Iowa College Student Aid Commission and its partners wish to instill core concepts of personal finance in all Iowans including:savings, banking, credit scores, financing higher education, taxes and insurance, consumer fraud and investing; and
WHEREAS, Working with partners across the state, Iowa’s goal is to ensure all Iowans are prepared to successfully manage their finances; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terry E. Branstad, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim the month of April, 2013 as FINANCIAL LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH.
A big congratulations to Cindy Weeks for winning the Iowa Jump$tart Sponorship to the National Teacher’s Conference! The conference will be held in Chicago on November 2-4, 2012! You can find more information on the conference through this website http://www.jumpstart.org/teacher-conference.html.
The picture shows Rod Reed, President of the Iowa Jump$tart Coalition, and Cindy Weeks, Business Teacher at Roosevelt High School.
A recent article in the Cedar Valley News (WCFCourier.com) shows the ambition and drive of a man dedicated to teach financial literacy. Read this amazing story. You will be inspired too. It is great to see other people as passionate about financial literacy as we are!
Awesome job parents and teachers!! View this KCRG News story to see how Iowans are ranking high against other states on Financial Literacy and Behaviors.
Based off of this study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
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.
Rhonda Schmaltz, one of our two winners of an expense paid trip to the Jump$tart 2010 National Educator Conference, was featured in the Ames Tribune. She talks about her experience at the conference and her Financial Literacy class.