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Treasurer Giannoulias promotes financial literacy

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[April 27, 2007]  Students at Lincoln Community High School will learn smart money management skills from Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias' office. Presentations on "Money, Banking, Credit and Students" are scheduled for 8-8:52 a.m., 11:02-11:54 a.m. and 2:15-3:10 p.m. Monday at Lincoln Community High School, 1000 Primm Road in Lincoln. The presentations will take place for students in the ninth through 12th grades in the classroom of Janet Cameron.

The treasurer's office presentation teaches students how to budget their money, make sound investments, avoid debt and maintain a healthy credit score.

"In this era of easy credit and record bankruptcy filings, we need to give students the tools to make smart financial decisions," Giannoulias said.

The treasurer's office teaches youths basic money management skills through a program called Bank at School. More than 300,000 students in 2,100 schools across Illinois have participated in the program.

[Text from news release received from the Illinois state treasurer's office]


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