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Treasurer travels to Central West Virginia for Money Smart Week events

In an effort to educate both the public and state workers about the financial services and educational opportunities offered by the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office, State Treasurer John Perdue will travel to Central West Virginia next week, April 23-25. Treasurer Perdue will make stops in Monongalia, Harrison, Lewis and Upshur counties to participate in various financial wellness events hosted by the Treasurer’s Office. All events are part of the statewide Money Smart Week initiative.

Treasurer Perdue will start the week hosting three Get a Life financial education events at South Middle School in Morgantown. Get a Life is a nationally award-winning financial education program of the Treasurer’s Office. The hands-on budget activity engages both students and community volunteers to teach students basic math skills and problem solving techniques.

The office will also host a WVABLE event in Bridgeport on Monday to educate people about the Treasurer’s newest initiative. WVABLE, which stands for West Virginia Achieving a Better Life Experience, is a program that provides people with disabilities an opportunity to save and invest without jeopardizing their public benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid.

On Tuesday, the Treasurer will present a total of $1,000 to Lumberport Elementary School in Harrison County, for producing two regional student essay winners in this year’s SMART529 “When I Grow Up” essay contest. The two students are among 15 regional winners.

Tuesday afternoon, the Treasurer’s Office will kick off its three day Cash Handling Conference, a training and educational opportunity for state financial professionals at Stonewall Resort in Lewis County. The conference runs from Tuesday, Apr. 24 through Thursday, Apr. 26.

The tour concludes with a string of retirement planning informational sessions in Upshur County for state professionals who are invested in the West Virginia Retirement Plus deferred compensation plan.

A complete schedule of events is on the next page. All events are open to media. For more information on the events, please email

For more information on the mentioned programs and services, visit

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018

Morgantown, W.Va. (Monongalia)
8:50 a.m. Get a Life Event
South Middle School
500 East Parkway Dr.
8:50 a.m. Session 1
10:17 a.m. Session 2
12:16 p.m. Session 3
Bridgeport, W.Va. (Harrison)
2 p.m. WVABLE Event
Job Squad, Incorporated
The Hellwig Building
102 Second Street


Clarksburg, W.Va. (Harrison)
10 a.m. SMART529 school check presentation
Lumberport Elementary School
38 Lyndon St.
Stonewall, W.Va. (Lewis)
1 p.m. Cash Handling Conference Opening Remarks
(Conference runs through 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26)
Stonewall Resort


Buckhannon, W.Va. (Upshur)
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. West Virginia Retirement Plus Informational Sessions
7 a.m. Street Department
9:30 a.m. Water Department
11:30 a.m. Sewer Department
1 p.m. City Hall
3 p.m. Solid Waste Department

John Perdue is West Virginia’s 24th State Treasurer currently serving his sixth term. In addition to his elected role as the banker of state government, Perdue is a long-time advocate of financial empowerment on both the state and national levels. He created West Virginia’s SMART529 College Savings Program and the nationally award-winning NetWorth Financial Education Initiative. He has also championed for financial literacy opportunities nationally though the National Association of State Treasurers.

Money Smart Week West Virginia is series of free classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. AARP West Virginia sponsors the week through a partnership with the State Treasurer’s Office and several other state entities.

The Treasury does not collect state taxes. Visit the The West Virginia State Tax Department for assistance.

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Capitol Complex Building #1, Room E-145
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
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