With Americans spending more and saving less, young people often don’t learn valuable personal financial skills that will benefit them throughout life.
Together, educators, bankers and parents can help children build good financial habits from an early age. That’s why The Bank of Mauston was proud to participate in the 17th annual National Teach Children to Save Day.
During the weeks of April 22 & 29, volunteers from The Bank of Mauston visited second grade classes in Mauston, Lyndon Station, Necedah and New Lisbon to read this year’s featured book, ‘The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense’ by Stan and Jan Berenstain. In addition to reading this book to area students, volunteers from the bank did an activity with each class. The activity taught kids how to count money, make wise financial choices, make a budget, and keep track of their allowance money throughout the week.
The Bank of Mauston also gave students an extra incentive to start saving with the organization. At the end of their presentations, bank employees gave each kid a goody bag. Inside were some fun items, and there was also a certificate to bring back to the bank. With this certificate, if a savings account is opened for the student – at any branch – with a minimum $5 deposit, the child will receive a free ‘cow bank’ to continue his or her good-saving-habits at home. Parents, if you had a second grader who heard the bank’s presentation during the week of April 22 or 29 in either Mauston, Lyndon Station, Necedah or New Lisbon, be sure to check for this certificate, or ask your child about it.
For more information about this incentive, call The Bank of Mauston’s Director of Marketing, Amanda Emery, at 608-847-6200.