Students learn personal finance


April 12, 2013


This news release is shared on behalf of Junior Achievement and Wells Fargo Bank.

WHO: Wells Fargo bankers, North Star Elementary School students, Anchorage School Board members

WHAT: More than 400 North Star Elementary students will learn how to save and manage their money as Wells Fargo bankers take over teaching duties on Teach Children to Save Day <>.  The national financial education program is sponsored by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation.

The outreach effort also is the fifth annual “JA in a Day” in which students learn civics and economics lessons using Junior Achievement’s curriculum.  Wells Fargo’s Hands on Banking <> program teaches individuals and families in all stages of life about the basics of responsible money management, including how to create a budget, save, spend wisely and more.

WHEN: April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: North Star Elementary School—605 W. Fireweed Lane   

WHY:  Asked if they have a spending problem, a savings problem, or both, an overwhelming majority of consumers – 62% – said that they have both, according to a 2013 online poll by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.


“Our goal is to help young people learn how to save and spend money responsibly so they can make smart, confident personal finance decisions throughout their lives,” said Joe Everhart, Wells Fargo Alaska regional president.  “Learning how to properly manage money is a life skill that children are never too young to grasp.”

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