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Issue Position: Advancing Financial Literacy

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A Wharton School of Business alumna and newly appointed member of their Global Executive Education Board, Cowell places a high value on education for North Carolina citizens of all ages, whether in elementary school or planning for retirement.

With student loan debt in the United States topping $1 trillion, financial education is increasingly important. Financial literacy helps provide citizens of all ages with the information and resources to manage their finances and make important decisions.

Treasurer Cowell is committed to helping North Carolina families increase their understanding of finances and ability to grow personal wealth.

Focus on Financial Education for a Bright Future

"Financial Literacy is an important component of a well-rounded education and is an essential tool at all ages. Kindergarden is not too early to help students get a good financial start in adulthood.

Financial Literacy starts at home, but schools play a critical role as well. High school is the time when many students get their first credit card.

By teaching principles of money management, we hope students will make informed decisions about their financial future."

- Treasurer Janet Cowell

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