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Riverview Credit Union boosts finance literacy efforts

BELPRE — Schools in the Mid-Ohio Valley are the beneficiaries of a major donation by Riverview Credit Union headquartered in Belpre.

This year marks the third consecutive year Riverview has joined with with Ramsey Solutions to support financial literacy and provide local schools with free access to the Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum developed by Dave Ramsey, a nationally syndicated radio host, author and personal finance expert. The financial education program teaches students skills to prepare them for a life of financial freedom.

Schools receiving the curriculum for 2020-2021 are Belpre High School, Frontier High School, Marietta High School, Waterford High School, Belpre Middle School, Marietta Middle School, Warren Middle School, Waterford Elementary School, Parkersburg Catholic High School, Parkersburg South High School, Parkersburg Christian School, Williamstown High School, Wood County Christian School, Ripley High School and Wirt County High School.

“Like credit unions nationwide, promoting financial literacy is a core element of our mission,” said Doug Ankrom, Riverview president and CEO. “We recognize the importance of learning financial responsibility at a young age as it is crucial to making smarter financial decisions as an adult. Our ongoing contribution of the Dave Ramsey curriculum to our local schools will enable them to have the resources necessary to teach over 1,000 students the financial habits and skills that lead to greater financial well-being.”

Ramsey created Foundations in Personal Finance, an easy-to-use, turn-key school curriculum teaching students the value of saving, spending and giving to guide them down the path of financial literacy.

For more information on the curriculum, go to www.ramseyeducation.com.

Riverview Credit Union is a federally chartered, member-owned financial cooperative founded in 1968, with offices in Belpre and Marietta and soon in Vienna.

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