Give the gift of an Education

This holiday season, give the children you care about the lifelong gift of higher education. Gifting money for a SMART529 savings account is now easier than ever with the new Gift of College gift card program. Gift of College is an online gift registry program that allows family and friends to contribute toward higher education. Each Gift of College gift … Read More

High School Pilot: Paw Paw High School

The Education Alliance, in collaboration with the College Foundation of West Virginia, the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office, West Virginia Bankers Association, and the West Virginia Department of Education is partnering with three West Virginia high schools to pilot a financial literacy program. The goal of the pilot will be to assist schools in the identification of tools and strategies … Read More

High School Pilot: Meadow Bridge High School

The Education Alliance, in collaboration with the College Foundation of West Virginia, the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office, West Virginia Bankers Association, and the West Virginia Department of Education is partnering with three West Virginia high schools to pilot a financial literacy program. The goal of the pilot will be to assist schools in the identification of tools and strategies … Read More

High School Pilot: Buckhannon-Upshur High School

The Education Alliance, in collaboration with the College Foundation of West Virginia, the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office, West Virginia Bankers Association, and the West Virginia Department of Education is partnering with three West Virginia high schools to pilot a financial literacy program. The goal of the pilot will be to assist schools in the identification of tools and strategies … Read More

A Unique Opportunity to Increase Financial Literacy

Finding ways to stretch a budget can take a little creativity. Discover practical, real-life steps to creating your personal financial plan at the West Virginia Treasury Money Conference this September in Martinsburg, sponsored by the office of State Treasurer John Perdue. Whether you’re a recent graduate just starting to handle your own finances for the first time; someone looking for … Read More

Are you a “Budgeteer”?

We’ve all heard the story about the Three Musketeers. They were the personal household guards of French King Louis XIII. Their main duty was to protect the king and his family. A “Budgeteer” could be one who plans and protects their financial future through discipline and hard work in preparing and maintaining a financial budget. Whether you’re a high school … Read More

Your child could win money for college! Find out how now!

State Treasurer John Perdue recently kicked off the 11th annual SMART529 When I Grow Up Essay Contest. The statewide essay contest is a successful initiative to encourage West Virginia students in grades K-5 to think about education beyond high school and start saving for that goal. The contest also encourages parents to think about saving for their child’s future. Studies … Read More

Living Debt-Free

One of the worst feelings in the world is waking up at 2am worried about how you are going to pay your bills. Usually the feeling of panic sets in about the week after your last paycheck has arrived, been spent on rent, groceries, utilities, gas for the car, and suddenly you realize there’s not going to be enough money … Read More

Announcing the MakesCents Blog Contest 2017!

Make Cents WV - Financial Literacy

  Announcing the MakesCents Blog Contest 2017! Attention area Educators. How do finances impact WV students? Are students prepared to deal with their financial future? We know that many of you have first-hand knowledge and insight to share. We want to hear from you and give you a platform to share your ideas on our MakeCentsWv.org website Blog. Here’s how the … Read More