Oak View National Bank Participates in“Teach Children to Save” Event with Local Teens

Oak View National Bank recently participated in “Teach Children to Save” day, part of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s program to help young people develop good saving habits.

 Oak View National Bank’s Senior Vice President of Administration, Colin Borgstrom, partnered with Marshall Middle School for a third year to provide several classes for teens in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Class discussions focused on the different types of savings and checking accounts, understanding the account options available, what to expect when opening a bank account and how to read a bank account statement. Over 70 students participated.

 According to Michael Ewing, President and CEO of Oak View National Bank, “It’s been our great opportunity to participate in a larger effort that has national recognition and to share our knowledge with our local students. We believe it is important to establish good habits early in life, so it is a privilege to speak to these young people on financial matters.”

 For additional tips from Mr. Ewing on the family budget, check out Stretching the Family Budget, which appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of Piedmont Family Magazine.

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