What is financial literacy?
Financial literacy is a movement that seeks to increase an individual’s knowledge about money and its role in personal finances. It is about helping people, young and old, navigate the increasingly complex world of money and how it can be used wisely. Take the traditional definition of literacy – the ability to read, write and understand – and apply it to money. In 2012, the Iowa legislature mandated that all Iowa schools add a financial literacy component to school curricula.
Choosing a Topic
There are no shortage of personal finance topics to explore: credit cards, mortgages, leases, savings, investments, interest earnings, CDs, IRAs, credit unions, banks, vendors of online financial services, emergency funding, the list goes on.
CLICK HERE to register you or your team online. The project registration deadline has been extended to Friday, November 7. There is no registration fee. Parents and friends are invited to attend the event to see the presentations and speaker.
Once you’ve chosen a topic, you can do anything you’d like to explain, analyze or offer a solution. You can develop the classic display with illustrations, data, analysis and narrative; or you can produce a video, write a song, produce a play, develop a PowerPoint, create software.
Be sure to review the judging criteria before completing your project.