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Money Smart News Idea Exchange – Spring/ Summer 2018

Tips for Financial Educators from Money Smart Alliance Members

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Preparing to teach financial education? Here are a few tips that can help you use Money Smart more effectively.

Know your audience. “With advance knowledge of who your audience will be, prepare accordingly and enjoy the opportunity to have a positive impact on your communities.”
–Cherilyn Parker, CRA Officer, First Savings Bank of Hegewisch, Homewood, IL

Partner with local organizations. “As a financial institution, we have found that partnering with local organizations to provide financial education allows us to maximize our resources and have a greater impact.”
–F. Jannease Seastrunk, CRA Officer, Red River Bank, Alexandria, LA

Plan ahead. “Knowing what resources are available at the location you will be presenting helps to ensure engaging activities with your audience.”
–Jesse M. Ketterman, Jr., Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension, Western Maryland Center, Cumberland, MD

It’s not in the numbers. “If you help just one person improve their financial situation, you have accomplished success.”
–Jim Watkins, CRA Officer, Limestone Bank, Louisville, KY

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