Financial Education News & Events

::2014 Financial Education in Oklahoma Conference::

Bridging the Gap: Solutions for Oklahomans in Poverty

The Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition invites you to attend our financial education conference.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus
13301 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73170

Presented in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch, this year’s conference will focus on tools and strategies to understand the financial education needs of diverse clients and families, especially those in poverty. Participants will engage in an interactive poverty simulation, discussions and exercises to develop new approaches for their work.

Please feel free to invite financial educators, teachers, bank and credit union staff, business and civic leaders and individuals interested in improving financial education opportunities for Oklahomans.

Registration is required. The $30 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch buffet.

Registration deadline: Oct. 29, 2014.
Register online now.

Visit the Federal Reserve’s website for more information. For registration questions, please contact Annette Phillips at 405.270.8404.

::The Federal Reserve Bank Seeks OKC Student Board of Directors::

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch is looking for outstanding high school juniors and seniors to serve on their Student Board of Directors. Chosen board members are asked to commit three hours each month for six months to meet and participate in activities that will increase their understanding of the nation’s central bank, the local economy, career paths, personal finance, entrepreneurship, business etiquette, workforce needs and leadership skills.

Interested students should complete and submit the application by Sept. 22.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Shahan at or 405.270.8619.

::Spanish Publications Now Available To Service Providers::

Two of our popular money management guides are now available in Spanish.

If you provide financial education services to Spanish-speaking populations, we encourage you to explore Your Money Matters: An Adult’s Guide to Personal Finances, designed for workplace education and Your Money Matters: Your Money, Your Way, created to help adults with fewer financial resources handle their money, even if they’ve already reached a financial crisis point.

Print copies may be available upon request, depending on inventory level. If you’re hosting an educational workshop or event, contact Melissa Neal, OKMM Outreach Coordinator, at 405.234.4253 or to discuss your specific needs. To download any of our Your Money Matters guides, visit OKMM’s resources page.

::OKMM Infographic, 2013 At-A-Glance::

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How many workshops did OKMM hold in 2013? Did OKMM distribute more high school or college YMM guides last year? Find out by downloading our OKMM by the Numbers infographic., A New FAFSA Resource::

To help students and parents understand the FAFSA process, UCanGo2 launched While exploring this interactive site, students and parents can sort information about specific FAFSA topics, ask questions, watch FAFSA video tutorials in English or Spanish and download publications. New topics and answers to important questions will be uploaded weekly. Check out today.

::Student Loan Terminology Flyer::

Understanding basic student loan terminology is invaluable to borrowers. With that in mind, Ready Set Repay has created an electronic flyer defining 20 basic student loan terms used by the U.S. Department of Education. Download this flyer (PDF) to help you or any students you serve better understand these industry terms.

::Personal Finance Skill Assessment::

We've recently developed a personal finance quiz, Your Money Matters: How Financially Savvy Are You? to help financial educators gauge their students' current understanding of money management concepts.

The quiz consists of 20 questions covering a range of topics, including:

  • Creating a realistic budget
  • Using credit responsibly
  • Monitoring credit reports
  • Successfully managing student loans

If you provide financial education to college students, OKMM invites you to take advantage of this user-friendly assessment quiz and corresponding answer key. To request your copy, email or call 800.970.OKMM (toll free).

::How Do I 'Disaster-proof' My Finances?::

We know how to protect ourselves physically from disasters, and it's important to protect yourself financially, too. Learn how to protect your documents and possessions, making it easier for you to get back on your feet if disaster strikes.

::Borrow Smart From the Start Brochure::

We've joined forces with Ready Set Repay to create a new publication for student loan borrowers. Borrow Smart from the Start is a step-by-step guide through the student loan process that emphasizes the importance of completing the FAFSA, making smart borrowing choices, monitoring debt load, keeping track of student loans with NSLDS, considering various repayment options and more!

Download a PDF version or for printed copies, contact Brandi Casteel at (quantities limited).