University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Turning the Consumer Jungle into a Credit Smart Community

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Consumer Jungle website ( www.consumerjungle.org ) is now a credit smart community, providing tweens, teens and young adults a new array of lessons, blogs, games and interactive tools.

This top rated financial literacy website makeover is a collaboration between the University of Arizona's Take Charge America Institute (TCAI) and the Young Adult Consumer Education Trust (YACET).

Middle school and high school students have little or no mandatory public school instruction in financial literacy, said YACET founder and consumer attorney Robert Parlette. "We have an extremely sophisticated financial system and these kids have no idea how it works. Many of the ideas for the Consumer Jungle website are grounded in the lessons we've learned from litigating consumer issues."

Students vet the website and provide online blog and article content, as well as online contests and encourage their peers to create videos, comic strips and personal stories about what it's like to make that first big purchase.

Read more about the article at http://www.marketwatch.com/story/turning-the-consumer-jungle-into-a-credit-smart-community-2011-12-07

To learn more about Consumer Jungle at http://consumerjungle.org/



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