Consumer Jungle was originally established in November 1999 as a result of a class action lawsuit against Sears Corporation. To better serve young adults and expand networking opportunities for all financial literacy educators, Consumer Jungle became a part of the Take Charge America Institute (TCAI) in September 2009. As a result of this merger, www.consumerjungle.org has been transformed into a brand new, youth-oriented website featuring interactive Web 2.0 technologies that provide quality personal finance information.
On this new website, browse through different topics, play interactive games, participate in many different contests, and even submit an article for the chance to be a featured Student Editor! Consumer Jungle is your website to share stories, ask questions, and find out what you need to know about personal finance.
All original Consumer Jungle Lesson Plans, Quizzes, Answer Keys, and other resources for educators are available to download (for a limited time) on our Family Economics and Financial Education (FEFE) website. Since many of the Consumer Jungle materials are out of date, the Take Charge America Institute is in the process of transferring some of the Consumer Jungle content into the FEFE curriculum (which is updated frequently and tested by educators in the classroom) or is being weaved into the content on the new site. Due to this transition, the old Consumer Jungle materials will be available on this FEFE site until May 2012 and then will no longer be available in their current form. TCAI feels that this will be the best way to ensure that you are receiving the most up-to-date curriculum materials.