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Citizens Bank to offer financial literacy course

Free classes start July 10 at Juniata County Library

MIFFLINTOWN–Representatives from Citizens Bank in Burnham addressed the members of the Rotary Club of Mifflintown Thursday about the upcoming free financial literacy classes the bank and the Juniata County Library are offering to the public in July.

Starting July 10, the bank’s first class will focus on the fundamentals of banking, including learning about the different types of banks, why to utilized a bank, services that banks provide and the protection afforded to their customers. Jillian Amspacker, who will be presenting the class, said it will start with basics like opening a checking account, using online banking and understanding a credit score. The class is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Juniata County Library in Mifflintown.

Each Monday, a new topic will be discussed ranging from student loans, mortgages, identity theft and retirement.

Tammy Jackson, from Citizens Bank, said the classes are a way for the bank to become more involved in the community and help educate the public to help them bank better.

These classes are part of the bank’s Your Place Banking program which brings the bank to your place of employment or non-profit group. Jackson said they can bring a bank representative on location

to provide answers and

personalized guidance to the most

complicated money questions.

“We tailor the classes to each place,” Jackson said. “We are there to help you and your employees. There is no cookie cutter approach.”

To register for the classes, contact Jillian Amspacker at jillian.amspacker@citizensbank.com.

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