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Citizens First Bank Participates in Financial Literacy Month
Community bank volunteers teach JA classes during National Financial Literacy Month

 

Clinton, IA April 13, 2015—Citizens First Bank has partnered with Junior Achievement to help celebrate National Financial Literacy Month. Teaching children about financial literacy and savings education is great start to help children become aware of the impact financial awareness has on their lives. Four volunteers from Citizens First Bank visiting 6 area elementary classrooms are exploring families, selves, city planning, community region, money management, the difference between needs and wants, how to balance a checkbook, and more.

 

“Being financially literate is one of the most important skills a young person can develop,” said Paula Mayer, Marketing Director. “Through this program we can motivate students and instill positive habits at a young age, creating a lifelong financially aware community.” 

 

Citizens First Bank offers the following tips for money-savvy parents raising financially literate children:

  • Set the example of a responsible money manager by paying bills on time, being a conscientious spender and an active saver. Children tend to emulate their parents' personal finance habits.
  • Talk openly about money with your kids. Communicate your values and experiences with money. Encourage them to ask you questions, and be prepared to answer them – even the tough ones.
  • Explain the difference between needs and wants, the value of saving and budgeting and the consequences of not doing so. 
  • Open a savings account for your children and take them with you to make deposits, so they can learn how to be hands-on in their money management.
  • Let friends and family know about your child’s savings goal.  They’ll be more likely to give cash for special occasions, which means more trips to the bank.
  • Engage your community.  Many schools, banks and community organizations share your commitment to creating a money-savvy generation.  Engage a coalition of support to provide youth with the education they need to succeed. 

 



 

EVENTS

See all that is happening in our community and list your own community event for free at the Clinton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website: http://www.clintoniowatourism.com/.

 

May 2015

May 25 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Please use our ATMs, Online Banking, and Mobile Banking for your basic banking needs.

 

  

July 2015

July 4 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Please use our ATMs, Online Banking, and Mobile Banking for your basic banking needs.

 

 

September 2015

September 7 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Please use our ATMs, Online Banking, and Mobile Banking for your basic banking needs.

  

 

October 2015

October 3 CITIZENS FIRST BANK COMMUNITY SHRED DAY
Citizens First Bank will provide free personal document shredding to the community on Saturday, October 3. The event will take place from 9:00am-11:00am at Citizens First Bank’s Office in Camanche, 403 S Washington Blvd-PLEASE watch for directional signs. Protect yourself and destroy any documents containing personal information. Participants can watch their sensitive documents shredded on the spot. The community is welcome to bring their personal data for confidential destruction. Anything that may contain personal identifying information such as Social Security numbers, address, and date of birth or passwords should be shredded to avoid personal issues such as identity theft or fraud. Types of items that should be destroyed include: cancelled checks; check registers; bank statements or receipts; loan documents; mortgage documents; brokerage statements; school records; credit card, mortgage and finance solicitations; credit card statements, contracts, personal business papers, and credit applications. This free service is intended for individuals, no businesses please.

 

October 12 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day. Please use our ATMs, Online Banking, and Mobile Banking for your basic banking needs.

  

 

November 2015

November 11 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans' Day. Please use our ATMs, Online Banking, and Mobile Banking for your basic banking needs.

 

  

November 26 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Please use our ATMs, Online Banking, and Mobile Banking for your basic banking needs.

  

 

December 2015

December 25 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
We will be closed on Friday, December 25. Have an enjoyable Christmas Day. Please use our Online Banking, Mobile Banking, or ATMs for basic banking needs.

  

 

January 2016

January 1 CITIZENS FIRST BANK CLOSED
Have an enjoyable New Year's Day. Please use our Online Banking, Mobile Banking, or ATMs for basic banking needs.