first_img FINANCIAL GAIN Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Ben Wallace and Daniel Tew, CPAs with Jackson & Thornton, spoke to members of the Business and Finance Academy and the Future Business Leaders of America at Pike County High School Wednesday.Students learn the dos and don’ts of lendingStudents at Pike County High School who plan to make their way in the business world received good, sound advice from two young men who know how it’s done.Ben Wallace and Daniel Tew, CPAs with Jackson & Thornton, spoke to members of the Business and Finance Academy and the Future Business Leaders of America at Pike County High School Wednesday. Email the author You Might Like Chili Country Christmas stars storyteller Donald Davis Nationally acclaimed storyteller, Donald Davis, will be in concert at the annual Chili Country Christmas event at the We Piddle… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Next UpSharon Denison, Academy director, said the presentation was a feature of Alabama Society of CPAs’ Classroom Blitz program, which, annually, focuses on a segment of the business industry. This year’s topic “Borrow – Use, Don’t Abuse,” is part of the National Endowment for Financial Education curriculum.Wallace and Tew told the students that establishing a good credit rating is essential to borrowing money. But establishing a good credit rating doesn’t have to wait until they are members of the workforce.A savings account may be opened at most banks with a minimum of $25-$50. Print Articlecenter_img Published 5:27 pm Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Open a savings account and put whatever amount you can in it on a regular basis,” Tew said. “That way, you get in the habit of saving and also have an established bank account.”Most banks require a minimum of $100 to open a checking account and Wallace said that, once a checking account is opened, it is important to maintain it.“Credit cards are good ways to establish a credit rating but don’t go overboard,” he said. “Put small amounts on the credit card and pay off the credit card each month. Don’t be late with your payments. Pay ahead. That way you can build a good credit rating.”The students questioned Wallace and Tew as to whether employers prefer hiring graduates of the larger universities. Tew said employees at Jackson & Thornton come from both small and large universities, including Auburn, Alabama, Troy, AUM and Wallace College.“Employers are looking for the best of the best,” Wallace said. “And, when you are employed, work hard. Be a part of the team but also stand apart by going the extra mile.”Wallace said it is important for employees to carry their weight.“Go in every day and work hard,” he said. “Make yourself a valuable employee. Don’t just do what is expected of you. Do more. That’s job security.”Tew said going the extra mile at work doesn’t mean that one can’t maintain balance in life.Working an extra 30 minutes is not a lot of extra time but it could be enough to “set you apart,” he said.Wallace said that working hard and going above and beyond pays huge dividends later.“Those who aren’t willing to do that will, look back in 10 years, and wish they had,” he said. “You never know when hard work is going to pay off. It could be when you least expect it. But, when it pays off, it usually pays big.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img