Jump$tart Coalition, Council for Economic Education, National Endowment for Financial Education, and Other Financial Leaders Join Mediaplanet in Financial Literacy Publication to Inspire Readers to Practice "Financial Fitness" and Educate the Next Generation

Aug 26, 2011, 14:13 ET from Mediaplanet

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the abundance of educational resources available, it's never too early or too late to learn money management skills. Today, Mediaplanet publishes a Financial Literacy report within select markets of USA Today in order to inspire readers to take a closer look at their financial management skills, start teaching kids about finances at an early age, and serve as a financial role model. The report will be distributed to over one million readers within the weekend edition of USA Today with the help of the Jump$tart Coalition and many more industry leaders.

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"The weakened state of our economy simply underscores the urgency for more, better, and earlier financial education," said Laura Levine, President and CEO of Jump$tart Coalition. "Reaching students while they are still forming their attitudes, beliefs, and monetary habits, and before they've had to learn through costly mistakes, will help prepare them to make smart financial decisions throughout their lives. And while education alone will not fix the financial problems faced by many, it simply must—along with access to services, a strong and fair financial system, and consumer protection— be part of the solution."

Financial Literacy publication creates a platform for the supporters of financial literacy to come together as one collective voice to educate consumers on the importance of financial literacy and motivate them to speak with their children at a young age about financial themes. Readers can learn about how to have a financial conversation with your child, key concepts to focus on, and how to practice "financial fitness." The publication features editorial by the leaders in the field such as the Jump$tart Coalition, the National Endowment for Financial Education, and the Council for Economic Education.

Mediaplanet published this educational guide with the help of First Command Educational Foundation, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, T. Rowe Price, Citi Group, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Actuarial Foundation, Council for Economic Education, Sallie Mae.

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