Thursday, July 22, 2010

Financial Literacy Course

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
126 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 356-8371, ext. 383/ 373

JALACARE is the Jacksonville-area chapter of CARE, a national financial literacy education program adapted by JALA for high school seniors in Duval County. JALACARE trains attorneys to teach 3 hours of financial literacy to Duval County high school seniors during the economics curriculum that is required to graduate. Information about CARE is available at

JALACARE is attorneys teaching Duval County high school seniors the 10 Rules for financial success:
set up a written budget
set financial goals
credit is a debt decision
shop, compare, and ask for the best rates and terms
plan for everything
know financial limitations
cash is king
know your credit score
avoid financial traps
stay debt healthy