It all starts with a basic understanding of finances
While the Treasurer's Office deals with many complex investment and financial arrangements worth billions of dollars, it all starts with a basic understanding of finances. The Treasurer's Kids Page is designed to allow children a chance to learn about finances through the use of online computer financial literacy games. The links provided are courtesy of Visa, Inc. The links are for educational purposes and do not serve as an endorsement of Visa, Inc or any of its subsidiaries by the Treasurer's Office or its staff.
Financial Education Games:
The games are available for iPad and iPhone and can be downloaded for free from the App Store.
Treasurer Loftis Speaks to Financial Literacy Summer Camp in Easley
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis was the keynote speaker at a financial literacy summer camp in Easley. Nearly 100 kids took part in the two week program which focused on giving kids a greater understanding of how businesses are run and what's involved in developing and selling a product. A Special Thanks to Susan Nunamaker, a former accountant, who became a teacher and developed a financial education program for kids called Money Cents For Kids.
Click here to view pictures from the appearance.
Treasurer's Financial Literacy Tour Goes Statewide
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis visited schools statewide in early May to promote financial literacy and share his experiences as the state’s chief banker in addition to running a successful business.
The Treasurer’s Office partnered with Visa, Inc. to distribute free financial literacy computer software to all public, private and charter elementary schools registered with the Department of Education. The Treasurer will award six schools with complimentary computer tablets loaded with the financial literacy software.
"It is my pleasure to meet with our future leaders to speak about the importance of knowing how to save and manage money," Treasurer Loftis said. "Counting pennies can lead to counting hundreds or even millions of dollars and I hope to inspire some elementary students who could become CEO’s or perhaps a State Treasurer. Thanks to Visa for partnering with our office to provide this valuable service to our elementary schools at no charge to the taxpayer."
Some of the schools that have participated in the Financial Literacy Program:
Daniel Island High School
Palmetto School of the Children's Attention Home
Home School Resource Center
JD Lever Elementary School
Ocean Bay Elementary
Mason Preparatory School
Westminster Catawba Christian School
Grace Christian School
Schofiled Middle School
Bob Jones Academy Elementary School
St. Martin de Porres
Congaree Wood Early Childhood Center
Upstate Home School Co-Op
St Paul the Apostle School
Fort Mill High School
Legacy Charter School
Caper’s Prep Christian Academy
Foster Park Elementary School