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November 13, 2013
Treasurer Cowell Shares Financial Literacy Story with Winston-Salem Preschoolers
Winston-Salem, NC – State Treasurer Janet Cowell made an appearance at the Central Library in Winston-Salem Wednesday as part of her Children's Financial Education Story Time tour. Over 50 local preschoolers attended the event in which Treasurer Cowell read the story of Patches the Pig, a pink piggy bank, to help explain the importance of saving money and tips for smart financial habits for children.
“It’s never too early for children to begin learning good spending and savings practices,” Cowell said. “Patches the Pig teaches young people an important lesson to carry throughout life: save a little, spend a little, and invest a little.”
The story of Patches the Pig was written by a seven year old North Carolina student, Payton Waller, to help kick-start excitement and understanding about the importance of saving your pennies from a very early age.  Treasurer Cowell’s tour has crossed North Carolina in 2013 and will continue into next year.
Financial Education is a critical focus for students of all ages – for more information about State Treasurer Cowell’s financial literacy initiatives please visit