Tennessee Financial Literacy Week was last week and was sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association to promote financial literacy among all age groups and the need to educate Tennesseans about the importance of personal financial wellness for the state’s future prosperity.

During the week of April 8-12, banks from across the state took part to help build and support financially literate citizens.

Maryville-based CBBC Bank gave children who visited the bank crayons and coloring sheets showing them the difference between wants verses needs.

CBBC partners with Coulter Grove Intermediate School for an in-school bank, The Nest Egg, and each student was given a pencil to use. As well, a savings tip was read during daily announcements encouraging students to save.

“CBBC Bank is proud to empower so many children and students with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions,” CBBC President and CEO Mike Baker said in a news release.

On March 22, Gov. Bill Lee signed a declaration to designate the first full week of April each year as Tennessee Financial Literacy Week.

“Bankers view financial literacy initiatives as a top civic priority, and we’re proud of their efforts to educate their local communities,” said Colin Barrett, president of the Tennessee Bankers Association. “Early introduction and continued exposure to financial education can yield lifelong benefits for every Tennessean.”

For more information about Tennessee Financial Literacy Week, visit TNBankers.org/fin litweek.

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