TB&T helps ‘teach children to save’

Published 11:17 am Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Three Troy Bank & Trust employees participated in the 2014 “Teach Children to Save” Day (TCTS) recently.  Diane Aman, Whitney Conrad and Dianna Lee “taught” the fifth grade classes at Troy Elementary School the difference between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’, how to create a personal budget and the importance of learning to save money.
“We love going to area schools and teaching this program,” said Lee, Marketing and Public Relations Officer for TB&T.  “The savings statistics today are frightening – roughly 75 percent of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck with little to no emergency savings.  The ultimate goal of this program would be to help turn those numbers around,” said Lee.
“Teach Children to Save” is a national program, sponsored by the American Banking Association, that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a savings habit early in life. Since the program started in 1997, some 130,500 bankers have taught savings skills to 6 million students.

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