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WHAT: Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will proclaim April "Financial Literacy Month."
WHEN: 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, April 19
WHERE: Governor's Reception Room
WHO: Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Jump$tart Coalition
WHY: Studies suggest that increased financial knowledge contributes to financial and economic success. Although young people are demonstrating an increased aptitude and ability to manage financial resources—credit cards, insurance, savings accounts, etc.—much work must still be done to give them the information and tools they need to make wise choices.
This event will be a prelude to "Teach Children To Save," scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, at Baker Elementary in Little Rock, and Wednesday, April 26, at Bayarri Elementary in Springdale, and which will feature employees of the St. Louis Fed's Little Rock Branch, bankers and other professionals who will discuss with students the importance of saving money to create better, more rewarding lives.
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