Wisconsin Bankers Association: Promote consumer education statewide

For more information, contact:
Eric Skrum, Wisconsin Bankers Association
608/441-1216 | (c) 608/445-6430 | [email protected]
Twitter: @wisbank

April events designed to develop financial literacy

(Madison) April is National Financial Literacy Month, and Wisconsin bankers are joining in the effort to promote positive financial habits to consumers. All month long banks are sponsoring financial literacy events geared towards consumers of all ages, all throughout the state. The Wisconsin Bankers Association supports these community outreach efforts and provides tools for bankers to use during their events.

“Educating consumers is an important aspect of being a banker,” said Rose Oswald Poels, president/CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. “It is important to recognize the efforts of bank staff to instruct the next generation of homeowners, business leaders and educators about the importance of financial literacy.”

One popular way banks promote financial literacy to a younger audience is by participating in Teach Children to Save Day. Bankers conduct classroom presentations at local schools and libraries that teach kids the importance of good saving/spending habits.

If you would like to connect with a bank in your area for a story about financial literacy, please contact WBA’s Eric Skrum at 608/441-1216.