Guam – More than 30 Bank of Hawaii volunteers took part in the annual “Get Smart About Credit Day” on Thursday, Oct. 17. The BOH volunteers taught lessons on personal finance to more than 1,200 high school and intermediate students on Guam, Saipan, Palau and American Samoa.
Get Smart About Credit Day is an annual event, where bankers visit local classrooms to share the “credit facts of life” with students. The Get Smart About Credit program provides valuable lessons on the “how-to’s” of credit, including obtaining and managing credit, how to read a credit report, why a good credit record is important, budgeting, and how to prevent identity theft. For many students, this may be their only opportunity to receive a personal finance lesson before graduating.
Bank of Hawaii has participated in the annual program on Guam since its inception 11 years ago, reaching more than 5,000 students. Bank of Hawaii volunteers also participate in schools across the state of Hawaii.