The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Business

April 9, 2012

Pulaski’s First National Bank working with local schools

First National Bank believes that an early understanding of personal finance basics can help children develop positive money habits that will stick with them through adulthood.

Guided by the old adage, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it,” First National is offering area students a unique financial education experience through the Teach Children to Save Program.

Teach Children to Save is a national campaign of volunteer bankers with an annual awareness day of April 24. Since the program began in 1997, bankers have helped millions of students across the nation learn to manage their money more effectively.

This year, many bankers will return to the classroom to help fill the money knowledge gap. In Limestone County, First National employees from Pulaski, Tenn., will be visiting second grades at all local elementary schools.

“This is an issue that is very important to us in the banking industry,” said Mark Hayes, chairman and CEO of First National Bank. “Parents who teach their children about finances from an early age are providing them with some of life’s most important skills. I’m very pleased that our bank is helping raise awareness of the need to help children develop good savings habits.”

Americans have to pass a driver’s education course before getting behind the wheel, but when it comes to learning about our finances, few get the training needed to manage money wisely.

In 2008, 73.9 percent of students received a failing grade on a survey of personal finance knowledge administered by the Jump$tart Coalition. The same survey found that some 25 percent of high school seniors don’t even have their own bank account. The Teach Children to Save program seeks to change this situation for the next generation of consumers.

For additional information, visit www.abaef.com and click on Teach Children to Save, or call Judy Pruett at 931-424-2105.

1
Text Only
Business
Photos


Poll

Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

Russia-Ukraine
Israel-Palestine
Iraq
None of the above
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee