Archive for August 2014

Any Educators Ever Have a Similar Classroom Experience?

I thought in honor of the upcoming Financial Literacy Teacher Conference that I would share my own personal Educator story around personal finance and how excited I am that this resource is now available to Educators in Oregon.

I’ll never forget when I was teaching on the topic of personal finance in a career transition class (pre Financial Beginnings) and I had a student say to me, “why do I need to put my money in a bank?” I think I stumbled on my words for a bit and then I said, well, that’s just what you do.  Of course, I knew the importance, but honestly, it has been ingrained in me from a young age, that I was caught off guard by the fact that they even asked. Wow, if I knew then what I know now! I would have loved to have the opportunity to attend the Financial Literacy Teacher Conference.  I would have felt more confident in explaining the importance to the class, and not just base my reasoning off of something I have always done.  Many students don’t understand the importance of personal finance and maybe the first place they learn about it is from a teacher.

If there are any educators out there who have had a similar experience, come to the conference, so that you can feel more confident about educating your students and yourself!  Click here to register for the conference.

I’d love to hear if you’ve had a similar experience, share your comments below or send me an email,


-Sarah Janda