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What does the City of St. Louis Treasurer do?


In 2015, the City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office launched our largest and most ambitious financial empowerment program to date: the College Kids Children’s Savings Account program.

Every kindergarten student in a St. Louis public school receives a savings account from the Treasurer’s Office with a $50 deposit. Families can watch the account grow through efforts and incentives such as matched savings, attendance bonuses, and parent participation in financial education courses.

Research shows that children with less than $500 saved are three times more likely to enroll in college and four times more likely to graduate from college than children without college savings accounts.

The money for College Kids comes from residual parking revenue and charitable donations. So, if you have ever received a parking ticket, parked at a meter or in one of the city owned garages in St. Louis, you helped send a kid to college!

For more information please visit: http://stlcollegekids.org

For common payroll questions, including garnishments, child support, and more, please click here.

Information and resources to increase Financial Literacy

 The City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office is a key resource for bringing forth programs and new ideas to improve the quality of life of our citizens. One of these programs is financial literacy.  Simply put, financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works. But financial literacy isn’t just about balancing your checkbook or knowing how much money you have in the bank. Financial literacy is about planning for the future.  Being financially literate can help you save money for a down payment on a home, save for your child’s college education, or have money saved for emergencies so you don’t need payday loans or other predatory lending companies. When you know how to manage your money, you can make better choices about your future.  The Treasurer’s Office is committed to helping city residents become financially literate and learn how to confidently manage money. Our plans include helping city residents improve their overall financial health by warning them about the dangers of predatory lending, decreasing the percentage of families that aren’t using banking services, and helping people craft budgets that teach them how to live within their means.

For the official Office of Financial Empowerment website: click here

About The Treasurer

Elected in 2012, Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones has transformed the Treasurer’s Office and Parking Division to increase transparency, integrity, and service. New initiatives have yielded over $20 million for St. Louis. Jones launched the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) to help St. Louisans make better financial choices, and OFE’s College Kids Program has helped over 13,500 public school students start educational savings accounts, with over $900,000 so far to give children a better future.

Jones previously served in the Missouri House of Representatives as Assistant Minority Floor Leader, becoming the first African-American and the first woman to hold this position in Missouri history. Jones is also the first woman to serve as Treasurer in St. Louis history.

Jones previously worked as VP of Municipal Finance for Blaylock Robert Van, LLC, an investment banking firm, and as adjunct faculty at the Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University. She has a Master’s in Health Administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hampton University. She graduated from the Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
She is also the proud mother of Aden.

Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones

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