The Dime Bank Brings Personal Finance Education to Students

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The Dime Bank contributed $9,000.00 to the nonprofit, Brighter Financial Futures, doing business as the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy. This donation, which was made through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, supports students in the Wayne Highlands, Wallenpaupack, and Delaware Valley school districts and Canaan Christian Academy through the Personal Finance Education Program.

The Personal Finance Program hosts three programs in one: a personal financial curriculum teaching personal finance and business; a stock market challenge simulation that teaches students how to invest in the stock market; and a personal budgeting game simulation where students learn about credit, budgeting, net worth, and financial balance for quality of life.

The first-place winners of the Stock Market Challenge were Wayne Highlands Middle School student Claire Goldstein and Delaware Valley High School student Ritesh Patel. Each student received a Chromebook, a $100.00 gift card, and The Dime Bank gift basket.

President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich commented, “Personal finance skills provide a solid foundation for future success, and we feel this program is very worthwhile for our future leaders to gain a greater understanding of the world of finance.”