UMB Bank executives talk with teen girls about smart spending and saving

Posted: 2:02 PM, Jan 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-19 15:02:03-05
UMB Bank talks with teens about smart spending
UMB Bank talks with teens about smart spending

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- I want to thank the women executives at UMB Bank in downtown Kansas City for helping teenage girls in my nonprofit organization,  Awesome Ambitions , get the information they need to be smart about their finances.

UMB  last Saturday hosted a half-day seminar called Money Savvy at the downtown Kansas City bank at 1010 Grand Blvd. 

Almost 20 women executives led interactive break-out sessions teaching the girls about credit, debt, buying a house, renting an apartment, and developing a budget. In one session the girls played a game using candy to learn the difference between wants and needs and how to decide priorities in spending.

I also appreciated that the women executives talked about their paths to careers in banking.

Awesome Ambitions is a college and career readiness program for 8th through 12th-grade girls in the Kansas City area. Scripps Howard Broadcasting and 41 Action News help sponsor the program. As Founder and President, I appreciate area businesswomen like the UMB executives who help inform, empower and inspire our Awesome girls to achieve their dreams.