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* HARAHAN, La. (9/3/10)--The Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy will conduct its 2010 Youth Financial Educators' Summit in Baton Rouge Sept. 27-28, according to the Louisiana Credit Union League (eNews Sept. 1). The event will meet instructional needs of free enterprise, business, math,, economics AP, Jr. ROTC and family/consumer science teachers at the high school level for public, private and parochial schools in the state. The coalition is driven by volunteers from more than 40 organizations committed to financial education of youth and adults. Its partners provide resources, training and curricula that integrate financial education into the school curriculum ... * GROTON, Conn. (9/3/10)--Charter Oak FCU, Groton, Conn., sold the assets of its Charter Oak-The Insurance Professionals to Smith Brothers Insurance. Smith Brothers is a regional insurance company with more than 100 employees (Theday.com Sept. 2). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Operations will be known as Charter Oak-The Insurance Professionals, offering personal and business insurance. Charter Oak will maintain insurance offices in two of its Groton branches. The new alliance will benefit members because Smith Brothers offers more insurance products and services, Brian Orenstein, Charter Oak CEO, told the newspaper. Charter Oak has $635 million in assets ... * MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (9/3/10)--TopLine FCU staff partnered with North Hennepin Community College to present two financial education sessions to the college’s Job Support Network Group. The first session, “Personal Money Management,” helped attendees better understand how to manage their money with reduced incomes. Topics included how to use credit wisely, how to budget and reduce debt, and how credit scoring works. The $275 million-asset, Maple Grove, Minn.-based credit union also extended a benefit it offers to its members--free confidential financial counseling sessions --to attendees at the session. TopLine human resources staff also participated in a second session that highlighted the factors most considered when hiring, and tips and tactics for finding a job ...


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