Financial Literacy

Teens create videos to tout benefits of savings

The American Bankers Association Foundation encouraged teens to be smart with with their money through its “Lights, Camera, Save!” national video contest for America Saves Week, which took place Feb. 26-Mar. 3. The winners, hailing from Springfield, Va., Miami, Fla., and Salt Lake City, Utah, were announced Feb. 28. [Continue]

Bank honored for targeted financial education program

Old National Bank, Evansville, Ind., was honored by Wolters Kluwers for its “12 Steps to Financial Success” program, which provides much-needed financial education and financial literacy resources to members of the communities the bank serves, with a particular focus on the most at-risk members. The program began in 2014 to help incarcerated female inmates in Western Kentucky re-enter society as more educated and financially responsible citizens. Since then, the “12 Steps to Financial Success” program has steadily evolved and expanded into Indiana and Michigan. Today, the program also includes courses geared toward the financial education needs of homeless veterans. [Continue]

Straight Talk: Job’s Checklist

In this issue, we offer an article about educational efforts designed to build interest in banking as a profession. I encourage you to talk up the industry with anyone discerning a career. Draw on your own experience to articulate the reasons banking is a great professional choice; or, if you need some help coming up … Read more