Bloomington, Ill.-based State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. unveiled a new financial education Web site for K-12 students to learn basic principles of financial responsibility and money management. With only a handful of states requiring students to complete a personal finance course before graduating high school, State Farm's "Common Cents" online program can help parents and educators give children the real-life skills they need to become smart consumers, sensible savers and responsible investors, the carrier claims. Located in the "Kid Stuff" section of State Farm's Web site at, the program includes parent and teacher guides and age-appropriate lessons that focus on six key principles of financial literacy: saving, earning, investing, risk management, decision-making and money management.

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