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National Standards for Personal Financial Education

The Jumpstart Coalition

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) and the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jump$tart) are excited to share an updated and unified set of national standards for teachers, administrators, curriculum and resource developers, researchers, and others in the field to promote effective, comprehensive financial education for K-12 students.

The standards are organized around six topic areas:
1) Earning income
2) Spending
3) Saving
4) Investing
5) Managing credit
6) Managing risk

The standards identify knowledge, skills, and decision-making abilities that all young people, without regard to race, gender and family income, should acquire during their K-12 education as a framework for their lives as smart consumers. They incorporate evolution in areas such as behavioral finance, higher education financial planning, identity theft, mobile payments and cryptocurrency.