financial literacy

More than A Third of Teens Don’t Believe they will be Financially Independent from Parents by Age 30

More than A Third of Teens Don’t Believe they will be Financially Independent from Parents by Age 30

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens Bank shows that 63 percent of teens believe they will be financially independent of their parents by the age of 30, meaning that more than a third of teens surveyed do not hold this belief. The survey is being released in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, which is April.

SURVEY: 4 out of 5 millennials can't answer basic financial questions

SURVEY: 4 out of 5 millennials can't answer basic financial questions

Do you think you know the basics when it comes to finances? According to a new nationwide survey released today by MassMutual, millennials still have a lot to learn about fundamental personal finance topics such as credit scores, compound interest and investing.

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.

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.

JA of Greater Washington participates in Financial Literacy Hill Day 2016 to advocate for financial literacy education

JA of Greater Washington participates in Financial Literacy Hill Day 2016 to advocate for financial literacy education

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington attended Financial Literacy Hill Day 2016 to serve as an advocate for financial literacy in our region’s schools and to share ideas with likeminded nonprofits and institutions. Hill Day is free and open to the public; it provides networking opportunity with the national financial education community.

This event, which is hosted annually during Financial Literacy Month, features financial literacy exhibits from more than 60 non-profit, for-profit, and government entities. The event was co-hosted by U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Tim Scott (R-SC).

Poll: Two-Thirds of Teens See Borrowers, Not Government, Responsible for Paying Off Student Loan Debt

Poll: Two-Thirds of Teens See Borrowers, Not Government, Responsible for Paying Off  Student Loan Debt

A new survey of 1,000 teens by Junior Achievement® (JA) USA and Voya Foundation shows that nearly two-thirds of teens, or 65 percent, believe borrowers are ultimately responsible for paying off their student loans, even if they borrowed more money than they are able to pay off, while 11 percent believe the government should do so. Fewer, 7 percent, believe it is the responsibility of the college and 5 percent think it’s up to the lender to resolve. 

PGCPS Reporter Offers an Inside Look into the JA Finance Park® Experience

PGCPS Reporter Offers an Inside Look into the JA Finance Park® Experience

Dave Zahren, Reporter and Television Specialist for Prince George’s County Public Schools, stopped by JA Finance Park® Prince George’s County where Gohlson Middle School students were busy learning the ins and outs of financial literacy. As Zahren concludes his report, “Congratulations to all the Finance Park® graduates for learning early on that money does, indeed, make the world go round, but only if you use it wisely.”