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Teaching Kids More Money Savvy Could Avoid Another Crisis

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March 15, 2009 - (by Andrea Coombes) - If personal finance were a high-school graduation requirement, would we have avoided the current financial crisis? Probably not. But a higher level of money smarts among American consumers might have ameliorated some of the problems we're seeing today.

"You don't blame the victims for what happened, but you also recognize that fewer people would have been hurt if they had known a little bit more," said Laura Levine, executive director of the JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, a Washington-based financial-education advocacy group.

 

Announcing the Winner of the $10,000 InDebtEd Digital Challenge!

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January 30, 2009 - Peter G. Peterson Foundation -

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation and MTV's 24-hour college network mtvU are proud to announce that 25-year-old Brian Haveri of Milburn, NJ, who graduated from Lehigh University, has won the InDebtEd Digital Challenge and a $10,000 prize. The InDebtEd Digital Challenge invited young people aged 18-28 to submit creative, original ideas for an online video game that focuses on the nation's fiscal crisis. Haveri's concept will be developed into a game that will be used to spread awareness of the country's dangerous financial condition and encourage young people to take action to turn the tide.

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation and MTV's 24-hour college network mtvU are proud to announce that 25-year-old Brian Haveri of Milburn, NJ, who graduated from Lehigh University, has won the InDebtEd Digital Challenge and a $10,000 prize. The InDebtEd Digital Challenge invited young people aged 18-28 to submit creative, original ideas for an online video game that focuses on the nation's fiscal crisis. Haveri's concept will be developed into a game that will be used to spread awareness of the country's dangerous financial condition and encourage young people to take action to turn the tide.

Richard Myles Johnson Foundation Donates $138,850 To California Credit Unions For Financial Literacy Efforts

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December 16, 2008 - The Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation, the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada, recently gave out four grants totaling $138,850 for various youth financial literacy efforts. A Community Service grant of $100,000 went to Biz Kid$, while ByDesign Financial Solutions received $35,000.  Sacramento District Postal Employees Credit Union received a $3,000 grant and Travis Credit Union received $850.