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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Seeking Organizations to Host Financial Coaches

Last year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced an initiative to place trained financial coaches in organizations across the country.

The financial coaches will provide coaching to consumers, including veterans and those who are low-income or economically vulnerable.

The CFPB has contracted with the Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) to run the initiative.
AFSC is looking for 20 organizations, in geographically diverse locations across the country that serve economically vulnerable consumers, to host financial coaches.

Washington organizations are encouraged to check out the criteria to see if their organization or one in their community might be the right fit.

Application submissions are due October 15, 2014.

For more information, visit http://financialcoachingservices.com/

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jump$tart Washington TWELVE Event

Jump$tart Washington invites you to participate in TWELVE.

Jump$tart has challenged speakers to give a fast-paced burst of information conveyed in less than TWELVE minutes using TWELVE or less slides.
 
The cost? Just $12.

Mark your calendar today for TWELVE. Get updated on the state of financial education in Washington, meet TWELVE new contacts with an interest in financial education and perhaps learn TWELVE new things!

Time:    11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking, TWELVE o’clock lunch
Date:    Thursday, October 9
Where: Billy Baroo’s Grill at Foster Golf Links, Tukwila
 
Speakers
Esther Rich, Educator, Renton High School
“Adapting Financial Education Concepts for Low Income Students”

Cathy Brorson, Outreach Coordinator, Kitsap Community Credit Union
“Training on the Edge”

More information on our speakers’ programs can be found on the registration page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twelve-the-washington-jumptart-member-event-tickets-6040753055

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Guide to Reverse Mortgages

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently updated their guide to reverse mortgages.

More and more homeowners are considering tapping their home equity as they approach retirement age. Getting a reverse mortgage is one way that some older homeowners can do that.

Reverse mortgages are a special type of home equity loan sold to homeowners aged 62 years and older, which are repaid when the borrowers sell the home, move out, or die.

Reverse mortgages are a complicated type of loan that works best for homeowners who carefully consider all of their options.

Check out the guide to reverse mortgages (pdf) to learn more about them.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Experian Announces Scholarships for First Time Jump$tart National Conference Attendees

Experian is offering 20 scholarships for PreK-12th grade classroom teachers to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Los Angeles, November 8-10, 2014.

The scholarship covers your registration fee of $425, which includes full participation in the conference, all conference meals and receptions, and two nights in a private room at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza.

Please note that teachers (or their schools) are responsible for transportation, incidental, and optional costs.

How to Apply for Scholarship (pdf)

Jump$tart Washington Scholarships Deadline Tomorrow
Jump$tart Washington is also sponsoring 3 Washington teachers to attend the conference. The deadline to apply is tomorrow.

For more information see our previous blog post.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back to School: Where to Find Financial Literacy Curriculum

One of the questions we frequently get from teachers new to financial literacy is where do I find curriculum and resources?

There are a number of websites and organizations out there that can help you find curriculum and resources for your classroom, below are a few of our favorites.

Financial Education Public Private Partnership (FEPPP)
The Washington Financial Education Public Private Partnership reviews and assess different curriculum. On their website you can find a listing of curriculum that has been reviewed and assessed as effective for Washington classrooms.
http://feppp.org/FEPPPCurriculum/CurriculumList.html



EconEdLink
EconEdLink from the Council for Economic Education is a great resource personal finance curriculum and resources. Through their website you can search for curriculum and activities by grade level and topic.
http://www.econedlink.org/



Jump$tart Clearinghouse
The Jump$tart Clearinghouse is an online library for financial education resources. Search the clearinghouse to find materials and lessons for your classroom.
http://www.jumpstartcoalition.org/jump$tart-clearinghouse.html 



DFI’s Financial Education Clearinghouse
On DFI’s financial education clearinghouse, you can also find links to more curriculum broken down by grade level. 
http://dfi.wa.gov/financial-education/educators-curriculum.htm



Welcome back to school!