Personal finance concert to play public show at CCS

Personal finance and rock concerts don’t usually go hand in hand. One band plans to change that.
Gooding, named for the lead singer/songwriter, features band members from all across the country.
The band is currently on a financial literacy tour for 2019. They created a charity called, which aims to make financial literacy a requirement in every high school in America.
One of their stops will be at Chase County Schools (CCS). The Imperial concert will on Monday at 9 a.m. and is sponsored by Pinnacle Bank Imperial and the CCS Education Foundation.
At a recent curriculum conference for Nebraska teachers, CCS business teacher Sandy O’Neil heard about the tour.
“(At the conference) there is usually someone telling us what is offered though the Nebraska Council on Economic Education,” O’Neil said.
“I am hoping that this concert will help students to start looking at their spending and saving habits and to look at what their financial future will look like if they continue on the trend they are on,” O’Neil said.
“But for some, they have already developed some pretty bad habits by the time I get them their junior or senior year,” she added.
CCS has a personal finance graduation requirement. O’Neil teaches the class.
All CCS students grades 7-12 have been invited to the concert, “so hopefully this will have a lasting impact on them,” O’Neil added.
The concert is open to the public, as well.
“Saving money is a topic that is very close to my heart,” O’Neil said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to bring in someone that might be able to connect with the students with this subject.”


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