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Sharpening kids' money smarts at home


March 23, 2020

If you’re a parent of any K-12 student, you may be wondering how to (productively) fill all these hours that your child would normally be spending in the classroom.  Wilson Bank & Trust is here to help!

Thanks to a partnership related to the online financial education curriculum we provide at several schools, we can help you make the most of your time homebound with kids.  With the support of organizations like WBT, EVERFI is providing free access to online personal finance courses, and much more.  You can get access here to get started.

Besides several money topics, these 20 online courses for K-12 students cover academic areas like STEM, reading, health and CTE.  The digital learning and interactive exercises are certain to keep students of all ages engaged.

With schools closed and social distancing recommended, you can also use this time to teach your middle schooler about online and mobile banking.  A major component of knowledge retention is practicing skills in real life.  If you don't use it, you lose it!  Consider leading your child step-by-step through your bank account using our online and mobile channels, and they’ll have a head start when they start managing their own account – and that time will be here sooner than you think!

At WBT, we also want to make sure students retain the financial lessons they learn, and that’s why we offer student accounts, progressively designed to meet a child's needs at every age level.  That knowledge is also enhanced by our in-school banking programs at more than 70 participating elementary and middle schools all over Middle Tennessee, and we hope your student is involved in those once schedules return to normal.

For questions about the free online courses offered by EVERFI, email [email protected].  For help with anything related to our banking programs and accounts, you can reach me at 615-443-7812 or [email protected].

Happy learning!

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