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Congressman Cleaver Reads to 3rd Grade Class
Teach Children to Save
by Sarah Cousineau
On April 27th, Central Bank of Kansas City (CBKC) led a Teach Children to Save lesson to a third grade class at Wendell Phillips Elementary. More than 20 local youths explored savings, savings goals, entrepreneurship, trade-offs and banking through reading a book and hands-on activities. What made this presentation extra special is that Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II read the book to the classroom. The Congressman spent about an hour talking and reading to the class, as well as answering questions from the students. Dr. Greene, Superintendent of the KCMO school district, Deloris Brown, Principal of Wendell Phillips, Joyce Neal, 3rd grade teacher, and Bill Dana, President and CEO of Central Bank all joined the class for the lesson taught by Sarah Cousineau, Marketing Director at Central Bank.

Click here to see the class picture and for 6 tips for money-savvy parents raising money-smart kids.
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KC Learning How to Be Money Smart
Central Bank Presents Sessions for Money Smart Month KC
by Sarah Cousineau


Did you know that about 67% of the U.S. population has NO emergency fund whatsoever…not even $500 to fix a car? They are living paycheck to paycheck. (a study by the Wall Street Journal)

In April, Money Smart Month KC was bursting with many great opportunities to learn more about personal finances.
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Organizing Your Money with Multiple Bank Accounts
The five accounts every family should have to help save you from financial stress


Managing finances is complicated enough for one person. When you become an adult with a family, the difficulties increase exponentially, which can lead to stress and other potential problems at home. Save yourself and your family woe by organizing your money into five distinct bank accounts.
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Top Places to Look for Scholarships
Find out the best places to find available scholarships


What’s the top thing prospective college students are in search of? A scholarship, of course. Scholarships, or grants that offer full or partial financial help toward a student's education, are given on the basis of achievement, such as above average academics or athletics. And with student loans increasing every year, it’s…
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How to Stop Procrastinating
Ways to avoid putting things off and to be more productive


Procrastination happens to the best of us. Whether it’s postponing the reorganization of your closet, an assignment at work or refinancing your home, we’ve all delayed projects that we didn’t want to do at a certain point in time. But procrastination only temporarily makes you feel better.
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Green Spring Cleaning Tips
Spruce up your home in an eco-friendly way


It’s that time of year again…everyone is busting out their cleaning supplies and partaking in the springtime spruce up. Rather than spending a bunch of time and money on materials and methods that harm the world around us, utilize these tips to be more environmentally-conscious and even improve your…
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The Role of Small Business in the Economy
Small businesses support and grow the economy


If you are employed by a small business, are a small business owner yourself, or are an aspiring entrepreneur, you have a lot to be proud of. Small businesses play an important role in supporting the economy and helping it grow. Here are some of the reasons why they are so vital to the economy.
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