Money Talks


Money Talks: Kids Learning

Everyone wishes they handled money better. The Mississippi Council of Economic Education hopes to increase economic and financial literacy in Mississippi. We learn from our guest, Selena Swartzfager, President of MCEE how they do this, and we take your personal finance questions. 

Family Financial Fun Day

Saturday June 12th – Lynn Meadow’s Discovery Center, Gulfport

9-11am Register online by Friday June 11th, 2021

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Families should plan to remain for the entirety of the 2-hour event. Parents/Guardians MUST accompany their children.

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