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  1. 1. TeachME Financial Literacy Information and Resources to Help Your Students Achieve the New Maine Learning Results Standards David G. Lemoine, Maine State Treasurer
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why is financial literacy important? </li></ul>
  3. 3. High School Students <ul><li>Most 18-year-olds can obtain credit cards in their own name. </li></ul><ul><li>Credit-card companies have become more aggressive at marketing to young people. </li></ul>
  4. 4. College Students <ul><li>Two-thirds of college students have a credit card; the average is 3 cards per student. </li></ul><ul><li>About 64% pay off the balance each month. </li></ul><ul><li>The average credit-card debt for students who carry a balance is $2,200-$2,800. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: “Learning, Earning and Investing,” NCEE 2004 </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Financial World Has Become More Complex <ul><li>The Internet has increased the number of financial services offered to consumers. </li></ul><ul><li>Credit-scoring technology has improved. </li></ul><ul><li>There has been an increase in the number of financial products that are offered. </li></ul>
  6. 6. It’s Hard to Learn What You Are Not Taught <ul><li>Personal finance is a growing national priority. 40 states (up from 34 in 2004 and 21 in 1998) have adopted personal finance educational standards. * </li></ul><ul><li>But young people can’t learn financial skills unless they are taught. </li></ul><ul><li>*Source: NCEE 2007 Survey of the States report card </li></ul>
  7. 7. The New Maine Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction <ul><li>Students draw on concepts and processes from economics to understand issues of personal finance. </li></ul><ul><li>(Chapter 132, Section C, Revised Maine Learning Results Standards, Social Studies) </li></ul>
  8. 8. The New Maine Learning Results <ul><li>Economic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>(Chapter 132, Section C1) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pre-Kindergarten-2 nd Grade <ul><li>Result: Students understand the nature of economics as well as key foundation ideas. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pre-K-2 (continued) <ul><li>Students must… </li></ul><ul><li>- Describe economics as how people make choices about how to use scarce resources to meet their wants and needs. </li></ul><ul><li>- Describe how money is earned and managed in order to buy goods and services and save for the future. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Attaining the benchmark <ul><li>Students identify examples of jobs and entrepreneurs in their community (i.e. teacher, fireman, banker, parents or other family members) </li></ul><ul><li>Students understand that grown-ups go off to work each day, and that they work in order to earn money and buy things (such as food, a house, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Students gain excitement about employment or business </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Jumpstart Coalition </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Horace Greely </li></ul>
  13. 13. 3 rd Grade-5 th Grade <ul><li>Result: Students understand personal economics. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 3 rd Grade-5 th Grade (continued) <ul><li>Students must… </li></ul><ul><li>- Describe situations in which personal choices are related to the use of financial resources and financial institutions including the use of money, consumption, savings, investment, and banking. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Attaining the benchmark <ul><li>Students identify different places where people put their money (i.e. banks, credit unions, investment firms, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Students identify different kinds of accounts and their purposes (checking, saving, certificates of deposit, stocks, retirement accounts, college savings, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Students take a field trip to a financial institution </li></ul><ul><li>Banker, credit union officer or broker comes to the classroom and makes a presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Jumpstart </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Bob Hope </li></ul>
  17. 17. 6 th Grade-8 th Grade <ul><li>Result: Students understand the principles and processes of personal economics. </li></ul>
  18. 18. 6 th Grade-8 th Grade (continued) <ul><li>Students must… </li></ul><ul><li>- Identify factors that contribute to personal spending and savings decisions including work, wages, income, expenses, and budgets as they relate to the study of individual financial choices. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Attaining the benchmark <ul><li>Students understand how training and education affect their career choices and income potential </li></ul><ul><li>Students understand how to construct a household budget (including expenses and setting money aside for the future) </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Jumpstart </li></ul>
  20. 20. More education, more earning potential <ul><li>Over the course of the average work life, a person with a bachelor’s degree will earn $800,000 more than a person with a high school diploma only. </li></ul><ul><li>With each level of education—master’s degrees, doctorates, professional degrees—this earnings “premium” rises higher. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Maine Compact for Higher Education </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>“ The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time, it uses up the better part of your life, and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Philip K. Dick </li></ul>
  22. 22. 9 th Grade-Diploma <ul><li>Result: Students understand the principles and processes of personal economics. </li></ul>
  23. 23. 9 th Grade-Diploma (continued) <ul><li>Students must… </li></ul><ul><li>- Explain how the study of economics is the basis of individual personal finance management including saving and investing. </li></ul><ul><li>- Evaluate different forms of money management, and the positive and negative impacts that credit can have on individual finances, using economic reasoning. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Attaining the benchmark <ul><li>Students understand the reasons for saving for the short term (an upcoming vacation, an emergency fund for car repairs, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Students understand the reasons for saving for the long term (college, to buy a house, for retirement, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Students understand the value of investing and different investment options for different goals </li></ul><ul><li>Students understand the time value of money (compounding interest) </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Jumpstart </li></ul>
  25. 25. Time Value of Money
  26. 26. Attaining the benchmark (cont.) <ul><li>Students understand different forms of credit and debt </li></ul><ul><li>Students understand positive and negative impacts of a credit card </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive: building a credit history for future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative: accumulation of debt leading to inability to make payments; inability to access future credit because of damaged credit history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Jumpstart </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>“ I went to the bank and went over my savings. I found out I have all the money that I’ll ever need…if I die tomorrow.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Henny Youngman </li></ul>
  28. 28. Financial Literacy Resources <ul><li>America Saves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(202) 387-6121 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American Financial Services Association Education Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>919 18th St., N.W. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington, DC 20006-5503 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(202) 296-5544 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Resources (continued) <ul><li>Choose to Save® Education Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee Benefit Research Institute/American Savings Education Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2121 K St., N.W., Suite 600 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington, DC 20037-1896 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(202) 775-9130 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial Services Education Coalition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Management Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Treasury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>401 14th Street, S.W., Room 304D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington, DC 20024-2106 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(202) 874-6908 or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fax: (202) 874-7321 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Resources (continued) <ul><li>Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>919 18th St., N.W., Suite 300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington, DC 20006-5517 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(888) 45-EDUCATE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Community Reinvestment Coalition Financial Literacy Campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>733 15th St., N.W., Suite 540 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington, DC 20005-2129 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(202) 628-8866 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Resources (continued) <ul><li>National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1140 Avenue of the Americas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York, NY 10036-5803 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(800) 338-1192 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5299 DTC Blvd., Suite 1300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greenwood Village, CO 80111-3334 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(303) 741-6333 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Participate in our November 27, 2007 Teacher Training Seminar! <ul><li>The State Treasurer’s Office is hosting a financial literacy training seminar for teachers K-12 on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 presented by the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) and the Jump$tart Coalition. </li></ul><ul><li>To register, contact Kevin Thurston, Director of Special Projects at the Treasurer’s Office, at [email_address] or at 624-7476. </li></ul>
  33. 33. For more information… <ul><li>Visit the State Treasurer’s website at /treasurer </li></ul>