Eh? Sound adviceA Chisholm fifth-grader is the big winner of a statewide essay contest on making smart financial decisions.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
A Chisholm fifth-grader is the big winner of a statewide essay contest on making smart financial decisions.
To celebrate, Daniel Rusten attended the Minnesota Twins game against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field with other entrants on Wednesday night.
The contest sought entries from children in grades 3-5 across the state that contained three pieces of financial advice they would tell their grandchildren.
In a nutshell, Daniel’s advice was to learn to tell the difference between wants and needs, start saving early and to protect financial and personal information online. No word on whether Daniel gave similar advice to Twins GM Terry Ryan.
The Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy Contest was sponsored by Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Twins. Along with four tickets to the Twins game, Daniel won a bat signed by Joe Mauer, and he had a shout-out on the Twins-O-Gram big screen.