Featured Financial Literacy Program: Bank of the West and Three Cups

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Three Cups


Bank of the West and Classroom Visits using Three Cups

  • Book: Three Cups
  • Author/s:   Tony Townsley & Mark St. Germain
  • Publication Year/s:  2011
  • Price:  Visit http://www.3cupsbook.com/
  • Format: (print, PDF, digital, etc.):  Print
  • Age/Grade Level:  Ages 4-8
  • Audience:  Students

By reading Three Cups in local K-3 classrooms, Bank of the West employees introduce basic concepts of saving, spending and sharing money and encourage the development of positive financial habits.  The book Three Cups is about a boy who receives three cups from the kitchen cupboard as a gift from his parents on his 5th birthday:  one cup is for saving, another is for spending, and the third is for sharing his money. He is taught by his parents to divide his weekly allowance among these three cups, with each cup’s amount growing over time. The book follows the boy on his money “adventures” throughout his life, including opening a bank account, saving for college and giving three cups to his son on his 5th birthday.

Alana Golden, Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications, Census 2020

Alana Golden, Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications, Census 2020

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