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  1. 1. www.jumpstart.org Jump$tart Update Fall 2014 9 PARTNER ACTIVITIES According to Lechter, member of the first President’s Advisory Council, “The Your Financial Mastery program empowers students to become masters of their money rather than slaves to it—by addressing entrepreneurship, real estate investing, asset protection and charitable giving along with more traditional topics such as banking, budgeting, investing, insurance and estate planning. “Money management,” Lechter points out, “is a life skill that is critical for the success of everyone and should be a requirement for every student.” How Your Financial Mastery Works Your Financial Mastery is designed to increase retention and positively modify financial behaviors among students while allowing institutions to establish financial literacy programs on campus easily. The curriculum employs the “flipped classroom” model, which enhances student learning by utilizing online video lectures and carefully planned, instructor-led activities and discussions. In addition, the curriculum is backed by practical, real-life examples and comes equipped with a powerful online companion site to house its many interactive resources. This well-researched and groundbreaking educational format increases the opportunity for interaction among course participants. As a result, students develop the tools needed to make conscious behavioral changes in their financial life, setting them up for future success. About the Creators of Your Financial Mastery Sharon Lechter is internationally renowned author, lecturer, and founder of Pay Your Family First. Totman has dedicated her life and career to educating individuals and families about the importance of finance. Finally, iGrad is an organization dedicated to financial literacy and has partnered with more than 600 schools to offer, along with the curriculum, a financial literacy platform that connects more than 1.2 million students to a customizable, adaptive learning financial education platform with optional video-based student loan entrance and exit counseling. Its mission is to empower students along with alumni, staff, parents, and families to make effective personal finance, student loan, and career decisions throughout their lives. For more information about the Your Financial Mastery— financial literacy curriculum and iGrad, please visit schools. igrad.com/course or email PR@iGrad.com. ✏ T How iGrad Has “Flipped” Financial Literacy Kyle Gonnell, Marketing Manager, iGrad o explore the effectiveness of financial literacy programs in higher education, iGrad recently conducted a College Administrator Financial Literacy Survey. The results clearly indicate a positive correlation between financial literacy programs and improved financial proficiency among students. In fact, of the nearly 300 institutions that responded, 17.3 percent reported that at least 50 percent of their student population took less than the maximum amount allowed in student aid. This is compared to 12.6 percent from institutions lacking any sort of financial literacy curriculum. Proactively understanding the connection between financial literacy and better money management, iGrad, in conjunction with Pay Your Family First and best- selling author Sharon Lechter (of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series) and Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator Angela Totman, developed a one-of-a-kind, innovative financial literacy curriculum. While meeting all the Core Competencies established by the Department of Treasury for financial literacy, the curriculum, entitled Your Financial Mastery, offers institutions an innovative method to “flip” financial literacy for their students while presenting institutions with the required tools to develop and execute effective financial literacy programs. Your Financial Mastery is designed to increase retention and positively modify financial behaviors among students while allowing institutions to establish financial literacy programs on campus easily.

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