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Futures is Treasurer Janet Cowell's financial education initiative, focusing on North Carolina students of all ages, from pre-K to retirement.  Our goal is to help every North Carolina student learn, invest, grow, and prosper!

You're never too young or too old to learn solid financial principles!  Let's start building a brighter tomorrow today!​

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light-blue-state-outline200.pngTreasurer Cowell to Visit High School Students in Fayetteville

May 1, 2014 - Treasurer Janet Cowell will join Representative Rick Glazier for a vist to two high schools in Fayetteville on Friday, May 2.  Treasurer Cowell will talk with students from the School of Global Studies at Terry Sanford High School and the Academy of Finance at Douglas Byrd High School.

Cowell will discuss with Global Studies students how the global economic conditions affect the state's economy and budget at Terry Sanford High School.  She will discuss with Finance students the importance of financial literacy as well as information about externships, internships, and careers in finance and investment at Douglas Byrd High School.

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Treasurer Cowell Unveils "Future" Lifelong Financial Education Initiative

April 28, 2014 - N​orth Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell today unveiled her lifelong financial education initiative, "Futures," at the Jump$tart Coalition's lunch at Raleigh's Quorum Center.

Futures focuses on financial education for pre-kindergarten students, K-12 students, college students, adults and seniors.  Since taking office, Treasurer Cowell has launched and supported a number of programs that offer financial counseling and education to citizens of all ages.

"Promoting financial education is a top priority of my office," Cowell said. "So far this year, I've traveled the state to emphasize the importance of building better money management life skills and saving practices for young people.  With Futures, we will expand that to benefit North Carolinians from early childhood through retirement."


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Treasurer Cowell Celebrates Financial Literacy Month at Wake County Elementary School

April 17, 2014 - North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell visited Banks Road Elementary School in Wake County as part of her year-long focus on lifelong financial education.  Cowell read the story of Patches the Pig, a pink piggy bank, to help explain the importance of saving money and offer tips on smart financial habits for children.  

Patches the Pig was written by Banks Road student Payton Waller, then 7, to help kick-start excitement and understanding about the importance of saving your pennies from a very early age.  At the event, Cowell also presented Payton a certificate of achievement for her creativity in financial education.

"It's never too early for children to begin learning good spending and saving practices," Cowell said.  "Patches the Pig teaches young people an important lesson to carry throughout life: save a little, spend a little, and invest a little."  

In addition, Cowell interacted with students and had them describe financial education "In their Own Words". View the event summary and photos

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View a short video of North Carolina students of all ages describing financial literacy "In their Own Words."   
View the video in the window below or on YouTube.​​
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