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Preparing kids for financial success on Teach Children to Save Day

WHO: Wells Fargo bankers,  North Star Elementary School students, Anchorage
School Board members 

WHAT: More than 400 North  Star Elementary students will learn how to save
and manage their money as Wells  Fargo bankers take over teaching duties on
Teach Children to Save Dayhttp://www.aba.com/ABAEF/teachchildrentosave.htm.
The national financial education program is sponsored by the American
Bankers  Association Education Foundation. 

 The outreach effort also is the fifth annual "JA in a Day" in which
students  learn civics and economics lessons using Junior Achievement's
curriculum.   Wells Fargo's Hands on Banking http://www.handsonbanking.org
program teaches individuals and families in all stages of life about the
basics  of responsible money management, including how to create a budget,
save, spend  wisely and more.

WHEN:April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to  3:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  North Star Elementary School-605 W. Fireweed  Lane   

WHY:  Asked if they have a spending problem, a  savings problem, or both, an
overwhelming majority of consumers - 62% - said  that they have both,
according to a 2013 online poll by the National Foundation  for Credit
Counseling.

"Our goal is to help young people learn how to save and spend money
responsibly  so they can make smart, confident personal finance decisions
throughout their lives,"  said Joe Everhart, Wells Fargo Alaska regional
president.  "Learning how  to properly manage money is a life skill that
children are never too young to  grasp."

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