INB Bankers to Teach Financial Literacy

Created by: Marilyn Titone Schaefer


Springfield, Illinois – April 17, 2015: Illinois National Bank (INB) is partnering with local schools to celebrate Money Smart Week April 18-25 and Teach Children to Save Day April 24. More than 500 local youths will explore a different aspect of money, depending on their age. Topics include: why a bank is a safe place to keep money, recognizing the value of coins, tracking money that’s earned and spent, or identifying the flow of money from employer to employee and from consumer to business. Planned events include:


  • Dubois Elementary School – K through 5th grade students and parents for a Money Smart Workshop from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on April 22
  • Riverton Elementary School – 4th grade students on April 22
  • Mt. Pulaski Elementary School – 1st, 3rd and 4th grade students on April 21 and 23
  • Zion Lutheran School in Mt. Pulaski – 3rd through 8th grade students on April 20
  • Feitshans Elementary School – 5th grade students
    Established by the American Bankers Association in 1997, Teach Children to Save has reached 7.2 million young people through the commitment of 210,000 banker volunteers. Money Smart Week® was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. “Financial responsibility is the combination of attitude, knowledge, and skill,” said Sarah Phalen, President and CEO of INB. “We hope to help motivate students and instill positive habits at a young age, creating a community of adults who understand how to manage their money.”


INB is based in Springfield and operates 12 branches in Central Illinois. A locally-owned bank, INB provides a full range of traditional banking services to individuals and businesses, including commercial and retail banking, trust and brokerage, cash management, Internet banking and remittance processing

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