It might sound simple, but a big part of having money is saving money. In a world where opportunities abound, tempting you to spend that hard-earned cash, meeting your education goals often depends on being able to grow your savings.
Iowa Jump$tart Coalitition has made a reputation for creating financial literacy in classrooms throughout the state. The group is currently holding an essay contest to see how students take those lessons to heart. Iowa students in grades 7-11 can write 300 words on the following questions: “What is the biggest obstacle to saving your money?” and “What technological and/or banking solutions might help you and your friends begin to save?”
Entries are due March 27, 2015 with one $1,000 winner to be announced on April 10, 2015. The winner and finalists will read their essays during Iowa Jump$tart’s “Money SmartWeek” event later this year. For full details and how to apply, visit Iowa Jump$tart’s website here.