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June 24, 2017

Resource from Next Gen Personal Finances

ROLEPLAY: Basic Banking Activites

In this series of simulations, you will practice using an ATM, writing a check, depositing a check, using your debit card, and paying bills. Each simulation has a narration that will guide and prompt you to conduct various transactions.

June 22, 2017

New Resource from FINRA, the Investor Education Foundation

Con 'Em If You Can is an interactive strategy game that puts players in the mindset of a fraudster, and helps them recognize the red flags of fraud. Research suggests that learning to spot these powerful tactics can help consumers avoid becoming a fraud victim.

To help teachers use this game-which is a unique addition to financial literacy lessons or units-the FINRA Foundation, in partnership with Commonwealth, has developed a companion Con ‘Em Educator’s Guide. You can play Con ‘Em If You Can online or download the free mobile app at The game is also available in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store (search “Con ‘Em).

May 25, 2017

LCEE and Nepris have teamed up to bring teachers a Turn-Key Financial Literacy Solution for the Classroom

The LCEE/Nepris Turn-Key Financial Literacy program connects personal finance experts with teachers and students virtually, bringing financial literacy education to life in your classroom helping students build a solid foundation for their financial futures.

Teachers can easily impact students:

  • For Free
  • On your Class Schedule
  • With Live or On-Demand Sessions
  • Without Struggling to Find Materials
  • Without Prepping Outside of Class
  • By meeting Act 624 Requirements

Topics available now for Grades K-12:

  • Till Death Do Us Part: Student Loans and Long-Term Relationships
  • That's a Lot of Dough: How Your Credit Score can Cost You
  • “But I NEED a New Spaceship”
  • Headed for College: Spending Hacks and Habits
  • Basic Budgeting
  • The Importance of Good Financial Habits
  • Your Heart, Your Mind, and Your Money

May 24, 2017

2017 Making the Case for Financial Literacy

Each year the National Jump$tart office gathers statistical data from surveys its partners and other parties have conducted during the previous year and compiles the data into a document titled "Making the Case for Financial Literacy". There is a wealth of information in this document relating to students and adults and it can be used to make or support your case for financial literacy.