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The Arlington Catholic Herald: Students spend a ‘day of adulthood’ at Finance Park

The Arlington Catholic Herald: Students spend a ‘day of adulthood’ at Finance Park

Paying bills, budgeting and taking out a loan is a ton of fun. At least, that's what middle school students think after spending a day at Junior Achievement Finance Park in Fairfax. For weeks ahead of the field trip, students learn about personal finance. Then, their skills are tested at the park.

Survey: How Much Money did Financial Literacy Shortfalls Cost Americans in 2017?

Survey: How Much Money did Financial Literacy Shortfalls Cost Americans in 2017?

Is your New Year's resolution to better manage your personal finances? How about to put a little extra change into the piggy bank? According to a new survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council, increasing your knowledge about financial literacy should be at the top of your 2018 resolution list.

Voice of America: US Students Take School Field Trip to Real-World Financial Planning

Voice of America: US Students Take School Field Trip to Real-World Financial Planning

A group of middle schoolers is getting a lesson in real life at Junior Achievement Finance Park near Washington, D.C.

"When the students come here, we make it fun and interactive," said Ed Grenier, JA of Greater Washington's president and CEO.

But the lesson starts in the classroom, he says, with about 14 hours of instruction on financial institutions, debt, credit, budgets, and various types of taxes.

Junior Achievement continues Nation-wide Partnership with E*TRADE to Deliver JA® Programs to Local Students

Junior Achievement continues Nation-wide Partnership with E*TRADE to Deliver JA® Programs to Local Students

Junior Achievement USA (JA®) and E*TRADE today announced an initiative in which E*TRADE colleagues, leveraging JA® curriculum, will teach students in seven markets across the country, including Greater Washington.