Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Plan Now for Teach Children to Save Day

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Plan Now for Teach Children to Save Day

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On April 25, the banking industry celebrates the ABA Education Foundation's 10th annual National Teach Children to Save Day.

This is the longest running event as part of what has become Financial Literacy for Youth Month. This year, ABA Chairman Harris Simmons is challenging all banks to join the savings education movement and make savings lessons stick in 2006.

According to the 2005 ABA Banking Journal Community Bank Competitiveness Survey (see page 30), nearly 60% of community banks are taking steps to build relationships with children of all ages in their communities. Of those banks forging ties through financial education, most are supplying bankers for classroom lessons.

While progress is being made, there's still a great need for financial education across the country. As a banker, you know the importance of financial education and what can happen when customers are uninformed. You have the expertise to help fill the gap and be a financial education leader in your community.

This April, you can share savings lessons with local children and teens. You'll be educating your future customers, and helping create lifelong savers by providing valuable money lessons. …

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