CINCINNATI, Apr 9, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On Thursday, April 10, Sonia
Blasiak, an investment management associate for U.S. Bank at 425 Walnut Street,
will start students at Heberle School, 2015 Fremn Avenue on the path to a
positive financial future by participating in the seventh annual National Teach
Children to Save Day, a nationwide event to teach kids their financial ABCs.
"While many of today's kids are computer savvy, many don't know the basics of
saving money and money management," said Blasiak. "National Teach Children to
Save Day starts kids off on the right path to saving for their future."
Sponsored by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation (ABAEF),
National Teach Children to Save Day is a day when bankers make presentations in
schools across the country to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
On April 10, U.S. Bank employees will teach children about money and savings,
covering topics such as budgeting, the difference between needs and wants, why
it's important to save for emergencies and how interest makes money grow.
Students will have an opportunity to apply concepts and practices through games
and other hands-on activities.
"Bankers are experts at saving money and investing, so it's a natural fit for
them to visit classrooms to teach students how their money can grow," said
Donald Ogilvie, executive vice president of the ABA. "Students who become smart
savers today can become smart investors and money managers tomorrow."
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank. With assets in
excess of $180 billion, U.S. Bancorp is the 8th largest financial services
holding company in the United States. The company operates 2,142 banking offices
and 4,604 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage,
insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to
consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the Five Star
Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking benefits and
services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. Visit U.S. Bancorp
on the web at usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank media relations
Lisa Clark, 608/877-7517
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SOURCE: U.S. Bank