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Treasurer Cowell to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month at Wake County Elementary School Wednesday

Treasurer to Introduce Banks Road Student, Author of ‘Patches the Pig’

State Treasurer Janet Cowell will visit Wake County’s Banks Road Elementary School Wednesday to celebrate Financial Literacy Month as part of her year-long focus on lifelong financial education.

Cowell will read the story of Patches the Pig, a pink piggy bank, to help explain the importance of saving money and offer tips on smart financial habits for children. The story of Patches the Pig was written by Banks Road student Payton Waller, then 7, to help kick-start excitement and understanding about the importance of saving your pennies from a very early age. In the last year, Cowell has crossed the state sharing Patches with pre-kindergarten and early elementary school students.

“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.”

WHAT:  Financial Literacy Month Celebration

WHO:  State Treasurer Janet Cowell, Banks Elementary Students

WHEN: 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WHERE: Banks Road Elementary School, 10225 Chambers Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603

Financial education is a critical focus for students of all ages. For more information about State Treasurer Cowell’s financial literacy initiatives, please visit