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Practice and Teach Your Children Good Financial Skills

July 26, 2023 - 8:39am --

What an amazing time it is for so many of our Wayne County youth.  This is the time of year when many of our 4-H youth are showcasing their projects through Project Judging and our Style Revue and awards program.  As I sat there watching the many parents, advisors, friends, and family gather to support our youth I couldn’t help but wish many more could celebrate their achievements.  If you know a 4-H or FFA youth, please take the time to reach out to them and learn more about their projects and leadership activities and support them in their learning opportunities.

Consider Using Tax Refund As A Safety net For Later In The Year

March 15, 2023 - 1:08pm --

I was at a meeting recently where some interesting research was shared.  In essence, Duke University and the company that makes a tax program reached out to more than 900,000 individuals concerning their tax refund.  They included a motivational message or suggestion to save part of your tax refund this year.  This group of tax filers deposited almost $6 million more into savings accounts than they would have and at least one fourth were able to save their refund for at least six months.  So, here’s the reminder message for all of us: don’t forget t