WESTWOOD, N.J. -- Local youth got to experience a "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" at the Westwood Public Library on Saturday, with a variety of activities.
The Community Outreach Committee of Modera Wealth Management co-hosted the event with the library, and Barbara Ganin, inventor of "The Piggy Book," and the Paskack Junior Woman's Club both hosted activity tables.
The event featured money-themed activities -- like playing with a money-related toys, seeking out wee pink pigs throughout the library and participating in educational quizzes -- and opportunities to win prizes like Amazon gift cards.
Modera has held financial literacy events for the community on a variety of topics, but they've been geared toward adults. The company plans on hosting more educational events for younger attendees, but it will also continue to provide free educational sessions to local companies, nonprofits, senior groups and civic organizations.
"Promoting financial literacy in our community is a passion of mine," said Bill Houck, a Modera wealth manager and longtime Bergen County resident. "We hope to continue to be a resource to those seeking educational content."
All "Modera University" events are open to the public and free. Local organizations can engage a free speaker on a variety of topics by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the company, visit its website.
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