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Treasurer Cowell Unveils ‘Futures’ Lifelong Financial
RALEIGH, NC -- State Treasurer Janet Cowell today
unveiled her initiative for lifelong financial education, “Futures,” at the
Jump$tart Coalition’s lunch at Raleigh’s Quorum Center. “Futures” focuses on
financial education for pre-kindergarten students, K-12 students, college
students, adults and seniors.
Since taking office, Treasurer Cowell has
launched and supported a number of programs that offer financial counseling and
education to citizens of all ages.
“Promoting financial education is a top priority for my
office,” Cowell said. “So far this year, I’ve traveled the state to emphasize
the importance of building better money management life skills and saving
practices for young people. With ‘Futures,’ we will expand that to benefit
North Carolinians from early childhood through retirement.”
At Jump$tart’s lunch celebrating Financial Literacy for
Youth Month, Cowell indicated that after focusing on important financial
concepts with K-12 students during the first part of 2014, she would be
transitioning to a discussion of student debt with community college and
university students, and focusing on retirement readiness for North Carolina
citizens. She made a similar presentation at a North Carolina Citizens for
Economic Education event in Winston-Salem last week.
Cowell has crossed the state this year presenting the
story of Patches the Pig, a pink piggy bank, to help explain the importance of
saving money and offer tips for smart financial habits for children.
addition, she championed six North Carolina schools competing in the Stock
Market Game and played the Financial Football game with high school students
and members of the Carolina Panthers. Finally, Cowell presented “In Your Own
Words,” an interactive program that instructs students to write out financial
goals on cards and share them with their peers, which stimulates discussion on
spending and saving.
Financial education is a critical focus for students of
all ages. For more information about State Treasurer Cowell’s Futures
Initiative, please visit www.nctreasurer.com/futures.
Pictured: Treasurer Janet Cowell discusses the “Futures”
financial education initiative with members of the Jump$tart Coalition at their
luncheon in Raleigh on April 28, 2014. Download the high-resolution photo