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By The U of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
LITTLE ROCK -- Learning to save and manage money are lessons that can begin in pre-school,
said Laura Connerly, assistant professor for family and consumer economics with the
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Teaching children the basics is a key point during Financial Literacy Month, which
kicked off April 1.
“A recent survey from America Saves found that youth aged 16-19 know it is important
to save, but don’t know how,” she said. “To me the survey results show the importance
of financial literacy and the need to give our children the tools to a secure future.”
One way youth learn about money management is from the adults in their lives. Connerly
offers some tips for teaching children and youth about money:
The Cooperative Extension Service has tools to help adults teach children financial
“Kids & Money” is a free online course. Visit http://courses.uada.edu and click on Kids & Money to view this one-hour, video-based course.
Learn more about personal finance at www.uaex.uada.edu. The Cooperative Extension
Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has the
latest research-based recommendations on money management to help you improve financial
Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need
materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other
appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons
regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin,
religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any
other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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