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New Era Bank helps children save

Employees of New Era Bank have been busy teaching area students the importance of making smart financial decisions. The initiative was part of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save Program.

On April 24, Kent Marler, Investment Service Manager, and Andrew Green, Assistant Vice President, spoke to roughly 65 Farmington High School seniors about the importance of being smart about money by avoiding credit card debt. That message was echoed a week later on April 29 when Green and Debbie Bunch, vice-president, visited Central High School.

“Our goal going into this was to teach students how to make smart financial decisions,” said Green. “We thought it was important that they understand that managing their finances wisely or poorly is indeed a decision, and making the right decision will help them avoid a lot of unnecessary stress.”

New Era Bank joined thousands of bankers across the country who traded in their balance sheets for blackboards to help fill the need for financial education.

New Era Bank is a community bank headquartered in Fredericktown. With more than USD 250 million in assets, New Era Bank serves individuals and small businesses in the Mineral Area with five retail locations in Farmington, Fredericktown and Park Hills, seven ATMs, and online at

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