…Doing a Banking on Our Future financial literacy event in Chicago and a volunteer HOPE Corps member from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago told me the most interesting story; a local African-American 12-year old boy that had completed a financial literacy course was talking amongst his friends about the best use of $75 they each had. His friends immediately said they would go out and buy a pair of Nike shoes, while this young man said he would prefer to purchase one share of Nike stock! And with that the young man then said something truly transformational…

He said, "..next week you two are going to buy a pair of Nike shows, and the funny thing is, when you do that you will be making me money (as an owner of one share of Nike stock!)."  Now is that money smart, or what?

Onward, with HOPE

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