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Meet the JumpStart Family

On my blog, I go by Mr.  JumpStart, and I am documenting my mission to jumpstart my kid’s finances by helping them with a low debt college education, high credit scores, and miles/points/cash/perks earned from credit cards.  Mrs. JumpStart and I are both public school teachers.  I teach physics, and Mrs. JS is brave enough to teach kindergarten.  My son JumpStart Jack is a freshman at Radford University, and my daughter JumpStart Jill is a sophomore, at my school.  JumpStartfromScratch shares all the details about our financial experiences.

Review: Roanoke’s New Zagster Bike Share Program.

Sets of white bikes at bike stands have shown up around Roanoke.  I hadn’t heard about the new ride share program until I drove past a new bike stand in Grandin Village.  Later I spotted a Facebook news article which informed me a company named Zagster runs the new program.  The bike stand locations are displayed […]

Personal Finance Lesson for HS Seniors, Days away from Graduation.

After juniors, seniors are my favorite age to teach.  Seniors are confident, funny, and excited about their futures.  For me, the downside of teaching seniors is the spring time after college decisions and AP testing.  Their motivation understandably drops, and it becomes miserable trying to keep their attention in May.  Days in November are fun […]

JumpStart From Scratch Progress Snapshot: 18 years and 3 months.

My son JumpStart Jack is a little over 18 years and 3 months old.  I am not an obnoxious parent that states their kid’s age in months. The plan is to put together a snapshot every 3 months to monitor progress.  JS Jack started from scratch with nothing at age 18 building his financial future. My […]

Is Discover it for Students the best Discover card?

I spotted a new opportunity with JumpStart Jack’s new Discover it for Students card, and I have come to a conclusion. Discover it for Students is the best discover card available. The student card has every normal Discover perk including quarterly 5x cash back categories (currently home improvement stores).  The word student isn’t written anywhere […]