Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how he/she invests it and how that person donates it to help others. More specifically, it refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources.

As our nation slowly recovers from one of the worst recessions in decades, it's more important than ever for young people to learn personal finance skills that will benefit them throughout life.

Together, educators, bankers and community members alike can help students build good financial habits from an early age. Help us raise the awareness for the need for financial education!

Badger Bankers are always available to give presentations to classrooms, libraries, service clubs, community groups, or parent teacher organizations. Help us promote financial literacy today!

For a list of age appropriate books that introduce children to the basic concepts of money, saving, budgeting, earning, borrowing, investing and more, click here.