Jessica Reilly: Cynthia Kaump as treasurer will emphasize children's financial literacy

Dear Editor: In college I overdrew my checking account and called my mom to tell her the bank made a mistake. She explained my account was overdrawn because I’d spent more money than I deposited and learned that banking was never addressed in my K-12 education. I was taught to sew a vest and safely use a circular saw but never balance a checkbook (paper or electronic). By contrast, my mother attended a school where each student opened a passbook savings account and made weekly deposits.

It was pure luck I didn’t overdraw my account sooner and I was fortunate to have a supportive family to help me. It’s with this experience in mind, that I’ve chosen to support Cynthia Kaump for Wisconsin treasurer.