Join us for FB Live 3 pm ET Dec. 11 (TODAY) to address our December principle: Holiday Shopping

December Principle

Happy Holidays,

Can you believe we are near the end of 2018?! Before we officially close out the year, we’ll address our monthly principle. This month, it’s holiday shopping (wisely).

As you know, each month we address one of our principles that were designed to keep financial literacy a priority year-round; each is linked to the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education.

Facebook Live

To learn more about the principle, join us for Facebook Live at 3 p.m. ET TODAY (December 11, 2018). Tune in to hear Jump$tart Coalition President and CEO Laura Levine discuss holiday saving and budgeting with John Lanza, creator of The Money Mammals and author of The Art of Allowance by Snigglezoo Entertainment.

If you have questions or ideas to share with us, simply respond to this email or send a note to Laura Levine at And, of course, join us for FB Live and chat with us then.


The Jump$tart Team

Saving Tips

Use Cash

Using cash, rather than plastic, helps you avoid mindless spending. Keep cash in an envelope to keep your spending in check.


Give from the Heart

Some of the best gifts are homemade. Baked goods and crafts add a personal touch to the season — while helping you save.



    To help you master this month’s principle, check out the Jump$tart Clearinghouse for a few free resources from our National Partners including: