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NE Treasurer Don Stenberg talks about the importance of personal finances


NORFOLK, Neb. (KTIV/US92)  Top officials in the State of Nebraska spoke to a group of Siouxland students Tuesday morning about the importance of personal finance.

Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg spoke to a group of students Tuesday morning at Norfolk Senior High School.  Stenberg said that financial literacy is imperative to a students post-graduation success.

"Students study a lot of different things in high school, some of them depending on their carriers they'll never use again. Every student in every Nebraska high school is going to need to have a good personal finance knowledge to be successful in handling money in their future careers," said Don Stenberg, Nebraska State Treasurer.

Stenberg also urged the students to participate in the 2014 Personal Finance Challenge competition sponsored by the Nebraska Council on Economic Education.

Prizes in the competition consist of a scholarship contribution, ranging from $500 to $2,000, to a NEST college savings plan for each member of the top three teams in Nebraska.

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