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PHOTOS: 'Pigs And Pennies' Teaches Financial Literacy To Westwood Youth

Kids partook in a variety of financial-related activities at the "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" last Saturday.
Kids partook in a variety of financial-related activities at the "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" last Saturday. Photo Credit: Anna Lui
Kids partook in a variety of financial-related activities at the "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" last Saturday.
Kids partook in a variety of financial-related activities at the "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" last Saturday. Photo Credit: Anna Lui
Kids partook in a variety of financial-related activities at the "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" last Saturday.
Kids partook in a variety of financial-related activities at the "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" last Saturday. Photo Credit: Anna Lui
Heather Phillips, Modera Community Outreach Committee member, and Bill Houck, Modera wealth manager, were on hand to facilitate the "Pigs and Pennies" event, which Modera co-hosted.
Heather Phillips, Modera Community Outreach Committee member, and Bill Houck, Modera wealth manager, were on hand to facilitate the "Pigs and Pennies" event, which Modera co-hosted. Photo Credit: Anna Lui
Kids partook in a variety of financial-related activities at the "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" last Saturday, including getting a look at Barbara Ganin's invention, "The Piggy Book," which holds bills.
Kids partook in a variety of financial-related activities at the "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" last Saturday, including getting a look at Barbara Ganin's invention, "The Piggy Book," which holds bills. Photo Credit: Anna Lui
Kids partook in a variety of financial-related activities at the "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" last Saturday.
Kids partook in a variety of financial-related activities at the "Pigs and Pennies Financial Literacy Fair" last Saturday. Photo Credit: Anna Lui

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 info@moderawealth.com. For more information about the company, visit its website.

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