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We all need an incentive to save. Dr. Robert Weagley from the University of Missouri’s Office for Financial Success brilliantly charts the Future Value of Money.
The moral of the story? Start saving. NOW. No matter where you’re at. Then don’t touch it. Review your monthly statements and watch your starting balance grow.
Read the full article & see the simple chart.
The Money Smart for Elementary School Students module introduces key personal finance concepts to children ages 5-8. This resource includes age-appropriate activities designed to teach children about “paying yourself first,” “wants versus needs,” and other important lessons from the Money Smart curriculum. Money Smart for Elementary School Students consists of two key components: a teacher’s manual for use by anyone leading a group of youngsters in a discussion about money and a coloring/activity book for the students.
This resource was created to meet the needs of bankers and their community partners requesting Money Smart resources that elementary school students can use in the classroom or at home.
Money Smart for Elementary School Students is available for download and is free. http://vcart.velocitypayment.com/fdic/index.php?cPath=121_158_166
More than 200 military families in 39 states received grants last year from the nonprofit Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation to help with the down payment and closing costs to buy homes — generally their first homes, according to foundation officials.
Pentagon Federal’s Dream Makers program will match, three-to-one, the amount of money that military families contribute to their own mortgage financing, up to $5,000. The minimum amount required for families to contribute is $500.
Service members and veterans of all branches of the military are eligible to apply. That includes active duty as well as Guard and Reserve members. Widows of service members are also eligible.
Read the full article from Navy Times here.
The Montana Financial Education Coalition presents
Financial Security for a Lifetime
The 2014 MFEC Statewide Conference and Resource Fair will host the TODAY Show’s Jean Chatzky as the Keynote Presenter. Ms. Chatzky is AARP’s Financial Ambassador, a best-selling author, an award-winning personal finance journalist, finance editor for NBC’s TODAY show, and the host of Money Matters with Jean Chatzky on RLTV.
WHEN: April 28 and 29, 2014
WHERE: Helena’s Red Lion Colonial Hotel
Visit the conference website for more information & to register.
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