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TNStars™ Offers Statewide Family Fun for 529 Day at a Ballpark Near YouMay 21, 2015


The TNStars College Savings 529 Program invites you to “Be a Star” at a ballpark near you on 529 day. May 29 has been nationally recognized as “529 College Savings Day”, a way to raise awareness of the importance of saving early for a child’s future college expenses while they are still young.  Across the country there will be fun events for the whole family, and here in Tennessee, TNStars™ hopes you will take your child to the ballpark. ...more


Governor Signs ABLE Legislation to Help Families and Individuals with Disabilities Save with Tax-free Earnings
May 19, 2015

Families of those with disabilities are now one step closer to saving more money for medical costs with tax-free earnings. Today Governor Haslam signed the Tennessee ABLE Act into Law, giving State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. the authority to create and offer tax-advantaged investment plans to help families of those with disabilities save money for a variety of qualifying expenses. ...more


Less than Two Months Left to Enroll in College Savings 4:1 Contribution Match
May 11, 2015

Last fall, the Tennessee Treasury Department launched a special initiative to help families of low to middle income levels save money in a TNStars College Savings 529 Account. The Tennessee Investments Preparing Scholars (TIPS) program provides a 4-to-1 contribution match for eligible families on a minimum deposit of just $25, up to a maximum of a $500 match per student each year. ...more 



Governor Declares May “Putting Investors First” month

May 4, 2015

Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed May 2015 “Putting Investors First” Month as a way to recognize the importance the investment profession as foundation of a strong and growing state economy. The proclamation acknowledges the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Societies in Tennessee for their commitment to excellence in the investment profession and for being champions for ethical behavior in investment markets. ...more


Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Honors Outstanding Contributions in Financial Literacy Education

April 15, 2015

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission gathered with supporters to honor guests who have made outstanding contributions in financial literacy education and celebrate the year’s achievements. ...more


 

April Financial Literacy Month brings Financial Literacy Training for Cookeville and Surrounding Area Teachers
April 6, 2015

What teachers learn in one day can change the lives of their students forever. The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, a program of the Tennessee Treasury Department, will celebrate April Financial Literacy Month by continuing to offer training summits for teachers of kindergarten through eighth grade, on Saturday, April 18, at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. ...more


Tennessee Treasury Department Equips Knoxville Area Educators with Free Financial Literacy Training
March 16, 2015

What teachers learn in one day can change the lives of their students forever. The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, a program of the Tennessee Treasury Department, will continue their series of free financial literacy training summits for teachers of kindergarten through eighth grade, on Saturday, March 28, at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville. ...more


Gift Vouchers Now Available to Buy Tennessee Speciality License Plates

The New GIFT-A-TAG voucher program allows Tennesseans to give the gift of a Specialty License Plate

(March 4, 2015)

Nashville—Tennessee Specialty License Plates—which support over 100 different organizations and charities—are now available as gifts through a new website hosted by the State DepartmentTreasury office: Tennessee Gift Center (http://www.tngiftcenter.org). ...more


Tell Tennessee Organizations what you are saving for
(February 24, 2015)

What are you saving for? Whether you are saving for a new house, new car, retirement or your child's college education, organizations from across the state want you to take the pledge during America Saves Week, February 23rd through 27th. more...


Tennessee Treasury Department Equips More Educators with Free Financial Literacy Training
(January 7, 2015)

What teachers learn in one day can change the lives of their students forever. The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, a program of the Tennessee Treasury Department, will continue their series of free financial literacy training summits for teachers of kindergarten through eighth grade, this Saturday, January 10, at Walters State Community College in Morristown. more...



 

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