By Stephanie Starkebaum
CSU Extension 

Financial literacy Piggy Bank contest held for 4th graders


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HAXTUN FOURTH GRADERS are pictured front row (l-r)< Rylie Ham, Dylan Bazan, Viviann Crossland, Ava Lemesany, Avery Horton and Reid Oliver; second row (l-r), Blake Imhof, Jemi McBride, Danni Williams, Karson Hofmeister, Jace Wernsman and Angel Grilli; back row (l-r), Stephanie Starkebaum with Colorado State University Extension, Mason Boerner, Adley Kurtzer, Landon Delaney, Emmett Robb, Teacher Mrs. Charla Huwa and Lance Chapdelaine with Points West Community Bank.

Financial planning is one of the most important things someone can do to promote economic well-being. One avenue Colorado State University Extension takes is working with the fourth graders through the Piggy Bank Primer educational program from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Family and Consumer Science Extension agents across the nation promote Financial Literacy Awareness Month, which is Nationally recognized each year to raise public awareness of the importance of maintaining smart money management habits.

The Piggy Bank Primer goes through a story and various financial activities. T...

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