Teacher Spotlight – Steven Klimkiewicz

Steven Klimkiewicz is a teacher at Hellgate High School in Missoula. He uses his experience from working in the business world to teach his students about personal finance using real-life situations. “I've spent a ton of time and effort building lessons that help student understand the concepts of budgeting, insurance, credit scores, and taxes,” says … Continue reading Teacher Spotlight – Steven Klimkiewicz

Jump$tart Launches CheckYourSchool.org

The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy has set a new goal to increase financial education in our nation’s classrooms 25 percent by the end of 2025. This exciting new initiative dubbed “Project Groundswell” plans to enlist the help of parents, family members, educators, volunteers and Jump$tart’s nationwide network of state affiliates. The focus of … Continue reading Jump$tart Launches CheckYourSchool.org

How to Remain Stable in an Unstable Economy

Kathy Revello, Family and Consumer Science Agent with the Missoula office of MSU Extension, forwards the following tips people can use to cope with the ongoing economic downturn. The tips were compiled by Jim Garnett—aka “Ask Mr. G”—member of the Institute of Financial Education Board of Educational Advisors. We hope you find something you can … Continue reading How to Remain Stable in an Unstable Economy