Financial Literacy Month Recap

by Stacy Tharp 5. May 2015
As Baltimore's community bank, we feel it's essential that we do our part to support financial literacy in our community. During the month of April, we partnered with Operation HOPE: Banking on our Future, and Junior Achievement of Central Maryland to help educate students in the Baltimore community about financial literacy. Through Operation HOPE: Banking on Our Future, volunteers visited Medfield Heights Elementary School and Old Court Middle School. We educated a total of 176 students about b... [More]

April is National Financial Literacy Month

by Spencer Tierney 16. April 2014
Every April for the past 10 years, we have celebrated National Financial Literacy Month – and for good reason. A person’s financial literacy level can always be improved. In a study conducted by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, participants were asked five questions about personal finance, and 61% of them couldn’t answer more than three questions correctly. 1. Why is financial literacy important? As the financial landscape changes, it is becoming increasingly important ... [More]

Empowerment Academy Students Visit 1st Mariner

by Stacy Tharp 24. April 2012
Last week, in honor of Financial Literacy Month, 1st Mariner Bank had the pleasure of hosting a group of seventh grade students from the Empowerment Academy in Baltimore City who are currently participating in Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program. Guy Stafford welcomes the students to 1st Mariner. BOOF’s purpose is to teach people at a young age how to make educated and responsible financial decisions to promote dignity, hope, and economic self-sufficiency in l... [More]

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