State Treasurer Kimberly Yee in Tucson to Speak on the Importance of Financial Literacy

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Arizona State Treasurer, Kimberly Yee

TUCSON, ARIZONA — Earlier this month, Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee issued a proclamation recognizing April 2019 as Financial Literacy Month in the State of Arizona. Yee signed the Financial Literacy Month Proclamation after reading Curious George Saves His Pennies by H.A. and Marget Rey to a class of first graders at Griffith Elementary in the Balsz School District of Phoenix.

“Being able to manage your own money is a simple, but important life skill that will matter when our children get out into the real world. One in eight millennials have debts in collections. Financial education is needed now more than ever,” said Yee. Today in Arizona, financial literacy is not part of high school graduation requirements. Financial literacy includes, but is not limited to, budgeting, saving, spending, investment, credit, banking and balancing a checkbook.

Yee has been a strong advocate for personal financial literacy for over a decade. As Senate Majority Leader, she passed S.B. 1442 which created a seal of personal finance to be affixed on high school diplomas to indicate proficiency in financial literacy. She continued her advocacy earlier this year when she teamed up with Sen Sylvia Allen on S.B. 1184. S.B. 1184 will require a Financial Literacy and Personal Financial Management component to be included as part of the Arizona Economics course requirement of high school graduation.

Yee’s Financial Literacy Proclamation can be viewed here.

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse and TMC Foundation have partnered with 5 local AllState agents: Mike Arambulo, Mike Brown, Christopher Benear, Debe Campos-Fleenor and Steve Hite along with Dave and j Wickey of Zinatt Technologies to promote the importance of financial literacy for women and will be bringing Yee to Tucson for a luncheon being held at the YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N Bonita Avenue,  on Wednesday April 24, 2019, registration starting at 11:30 am.

ll proceeds from this event will be directed to the TMC Foundation and will assist the patients and their families who come to the Emergency Room seeking assistance.

All proceeds from this event will be directed to the TMC Foundation and will assist the patients and their families who come to the Emergency Room seeking assistance.

The event cost is $20 per person and includes lunch catered by the YWCA El Corazon Catering.

Try to RSVP by Wednesday April 17th to avoid disappointment. Go to Event Brite to reserve and then pay at the door. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-with-az-state-treasurer-kimberly-yee-tickets-60169140519

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