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This Month's Newsletter Focus is Financial Independence!

In honor of July, we're focusing on achieving financial independence, specifically through effective money management. Attaining financial independence empowers you to utilize your current resources to lead the life you desire, and it all starts with how you earn each dollar.

This Month's Newsletter Focus is Financial Services

In June, we address the principle of Financial Services. For example, how to choose between a bank and a credit union, how they are regulated, and more.

This Month's Newsletter Focus is Understanding Credit Reports

Time to address credit reports, good credit scores and the role of credit bureaus. Basically your credit report is just a detailed record of your credit history which is used to determine your credit score as well as other financial decisions by lenders and other parties.

By Andrea Ferrero-Haggerty

Rebecca Ivanovich Gallagher 2021Our board invites you all to join us in celebrating and thanking Karen Anderson for her contributions to California Jump$tart Coalition. Karen is one of the founding members of California Jump$tart and has retired from her Board seat after 22 years of incredible work advancing financial education.

Karen often shared that the best part of the Jump$tart Coalition is the community that has been created among the many organizations and individuals involved in youth financial literacy. She recalls how over the decades CA Jump$tart has been at the forefront of advocacy, communication, education, recognition and gatherings for the community. And how, working together, we have the tremendous ability to create stronger financial futures for our students and for our state.

Don't Forget - It is Financial Literacy Month!

We encourage you to support Financial Literacy Month events and initiatives conducted and sponsored by our California Partners, our fellow State Coalitions, and others. This is a unified effort to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy and the need for effective financial education. Financial literacy is important especially following recent upticks in inflation and world events.

Rebecca Ivanovich Gallagher
January 27, 1953 - March 16, 2023

Rebecca Ivanovich Gallagher 2021We are saddened to report that our chair and longtime board member Rebecca Gallagher passed away suddenly on March 16.

Rebecca was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother ("Baba"), sister, daughter, aunt, cousin, in-law, and friend. She was 70 years old.
Born January 27, 1953, to Daniel and Betty Ivanovich in Des Moines, Iowa, Rebecca spent her childhood and young adulthood in Los Angeles County, where she developed a passion for music and the arts. She married her husband of 40 years, Bob Gallagher, in 1982 and soon settled in Healdsburg, which would remain their home for the next 30+ years. Rebecca and Bob have two children, Courtney and Rory.

Insight With Vicki Gonzalez - Guest Shawn Varshney

A bill making its way through the state legislature would require a financial literacy course as a graduation requirement across California high schools. A Sacramento Bee sports reporter discusses Sacramento State women’s basketball team’s first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament, and the Golden 1 Center hosting the first two rounds of the Men’s tournament this weekend.

This Month's Newsletter Focus is on Paying Yourself First!

Pay yourself first. Prioritize your financial goals before you do any other spending. In other words, you are investing in your long-term financial well-being.

This Month's Newsletter is New Year’s Resolutions

Starting the new year with long- and short-term financial goals is common! The most popular financial goals are paying down debt, saving for emergencies, budgeting better and saving more for retirement. Here are some tips to keep you on track.