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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

West Virginia Money Smart Week

A full week of opportunities to increase your financial literacy. Money Smart Week 2017 begins on Saturday, April 22nd and ends on Saturday April 29th. The idea of Money Smart Week began in 2001 as a coordinated effort by a diverse group of more than 40 Chicago-area organizations working together to promote personal financial literacy. The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank … Read More

The Importance of Saving Money

You should always start saving money early and as often as you can. Earning an allowance for chores is a good way to become responsible with money. Some of the money you earn should be set aside for short-term savings. These funds can be used to purchase games, toys and candy. You should also set aside funds for long-term savings. … Read More