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Allison Ball, Kentucky Saves 529, KHEAA partner for Treasurer’s Summer Challenge; set for July

Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball announced Monday a partnership with Kentucky Saves 529 and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to offer the Treasurer’s Summer Challenge that will take place July 1 through July 31. The Summer Challenge is a unique financial literacy educational course for students ages 13-17. One winner will be selected for a $5,000 college scholarship. Allison...

Gena Bigler: Play-to-win attitude in investing is ill advised; slow and steady is your best bet

Americans love a long shot. Underdog movies are standard Hollywood fare. We bet on long shots at the races. Millions of Americans bet on the lottery weekly.   Unfortunately, many Americans expect the same miraculous return when investing their money when, in reality, security is found in the slow and steady. Think the turtle and the hare!   Slow and steady isn’t very exciting, though,...