• Marquette Bank Promotes Teach Children to Save Day - April 24th    

    Marquette Bank offers several savings tips for how to raise your children to be life - long savers 

    Orland Park, IL (April 20, 2012) – In observance of “Teach Children to Save Day” on April 24, Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, is encouraging local families to recognize the day by communicating the value of saving money to the young people in their lives.

    “Education and hands-on money experience are critical to ensuring a new generation of smart money managers,” said Betty Kosky-Harn, Executive Vice President of Retail Banking “We want parents to know that creating positive savings habits is important and everyone can do it, even kids.”

    Marquette Bank offers the following tips for raising money-smart kids: 

    • Set the example of a responsible money manager by paying bills on time, being a conscientious spender and an active saver. Children tend to emulate their parents' personal finance habits.
    • Talk openly about money with your kids and communicate your values and experiences with money. Encourage them to ask you questions, and be prepared to answer them – even the tough ones. 
    • Explain the difference between needs and wants, the value of saving and budgeting and the consequences of not doing so. 
    • Open a savings account for your children and take them with you to make deposits, so they can learn how to be hands-on in their money management. 
    • Let friends and family know about your child’s savings goal. They’ll be more likely to give cash for special occasions, which means more trips to the bank. 
    • Engage your community as you’ll find that many schools, banks and community organizations share your commitment to creating a money-savvy generation. Engage a coalition of support to provide youth with the education they need to succeed.

    Since its inception in 1997, the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save Day has reached more than 5 million young people with the help of some 120,000 plus banker volunteers. Learn more at the Teach Children to Save website: www.teachchildrentosave.com.

    In honor of “Teach Children to Save Day,” Marquette Bank is offering a special savings match of $25 on any new Marquette Bank children’s savings accounts for a limited time.
    The Bank has access to financial lesson plans for all grade levels and is available to visit local classrooms to help teach students the value of saving at no cost to the school. For more information, please call 1-888-254-9500. 


    About Marquette Bank:  

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.7 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally-operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945. Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, mortgages, trust and business banking, free Online Bill Pay and free Automated Telephone Banking. Marquette Bank’s retail branches are located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank customers have convenient free access to over 43,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.   


    Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Follow Marquette Bank on Twitter or like the Bank on Facebook for special offers and news. For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.