Financial Literacy Month and Teach Children to Save Event

Murphy-Wall State Bank employees will be visiting several classrooms of area schools in April to celebrate National Teach Children to Save Day and Financial Literacy Month.

They will present savings lessons that discuss the difference between need and wants, learning how to identify expenses, interesting facts about money, ways to cut spending and how to development good financial habits.

Established by the American Bankers Association Foundation in 1997, Teach Children to Save is a national campaign of banker volunteers working to educate young people about the importance of developing a lifelong savings habit. The ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached 8.2 million young people with the help of more than 245,000 banker volunteers.

This is Murphy-Wall State Bank’s 20th year participating in this event.  Over the past 10 years, there have been over 3,700 students reached in 180 lessons.  We value the youth of our community, and with these financial lessons, hope it prepares and gets them on a solid financial future.  Watch for more on our class visits during the month of April.