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Farmers State Bank participates in Financial Literacy Week

During his visit to the Johnson County Senior Center, Farmers State Bank (FSB) Vice President, Cliff Mahala, left, is joined by members of the Johnson County Senior Center, Betty Maze, Howard Hicks, Mary Shores, and Wilma Smith. FSB took part in n the inaugural Tennessee Financial Literacy Week, which promotes financial literacy and to educate Tennesseans about the importance of personal financial wellness. Submitted photo.

Mountain City, Tennessee—Farmers State Bank took part in
the inaugural Tennessee Financial Literacy Week by visiting the Johnson County Senior Center on April 10. While there, they discussed common scams and
steps individuals could take to protect themselves. They also provided literature on fraud and
scam prevention to those in attendance.
Tennessee Financial Literacy Week, sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association, promotes financial literacy among all age groups and the need to educate Tennesseans about the importance of personal financial wellness
for the state’s future prosperity. During the week of April
8-12, banks from across the state took part to help build and support financially literate citizens.
“Farmers State Bank is proud to take part in Tennessee’s Financial Literacy Weeks,” said Cliff Mahala, Vice President of Farmers State Bank. “Being able to participate in these events with our neighbors and provide them with the information needed to make sound
financial decisions is important to us. We are happy to invest in the community we serve.”
On March 22, Gov. Bill Lee signed a declaration
to designate the first full week of April each year Tennessee Financial Literacy Week.
“Bankers view financial literacy initiatives as a top civic priority, and we’re proud of their efforts to educate their local communities,” said Colin Barrett, president of the Tennessee Bankers Association. “Early introduction and continued exposure to financial education can yield lifelong benefits for every Tennessean.”
For more information about Tennessee Financial Literacy Week, visit TNBankers.org/finlitweek.