What is AR Finance AR Future?
Treasurer Milligan is passionate about financial education. The AR Finance AR Future program works to bring financial awareness and education across the state.
During his first term in office he implemented a free financial education program for schools that teaches students in grades fourth- through sixth about how to manage money.
In October 2019, Treasurer Milligan announced a statewide partnership with the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and the Arkansas Student Loan Authority to introduce an online college planning center. ARCollegeSaver.org is a one-stop-shop for parents planning for their children’s higher education experience!
Treasurer Milligan has also partnered with the State Financial Officers Foundation to offer Smart Women Smart Money conferences each year. The first conference was held in 2019 in Rogers, Arkansas, and the 2nd annual conference was held on February 28, 2020 in Little Rock.
In April 2020, Milligan announced his financial education initiative “Educate Your Financial Future,” to commemorate Financial Literacy Month, which occurs each year in April. The new initiative will focus on teaching children in grades pre-K through 12th about saving money and spending wisely. More information on that initiative can be found here.
For 2021, the Treasury teamed up with the Central Arkansas Library System to offer free weekly virtual webinars to people who want to learn more about basic financial topics and planning. Additionally, Milligan was influential in passing a bill creating a statewide Financial Education Commission during the regular session of the 93rd General Assembly in 2021.
Milligan has also been featured as a thought leader on financial education initiatives by the National Association of State Treasurers, for which he serves on the board as the Southern Region Vice President.
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS
We are committed to providing useful financial information for all Arkansans. Please click on these links to find information that can help you, your family, and your friends.
Our military personnel and veterans have always held a special place to Treasurer Milligan, and that’s why we’ve created a Financial Literacy page directed to their specific needs. From our all-inclusive Veteran Field Guide to the Veterans Crisis Line, we’re here every step of the way for you in your life journey.
A recent study showed that Hispanic Arkansans make up nearly 30% of those Arkansans who live in poverty. With help from local charities, we hope to assist our fellow Hispanic Americans with Financial Literacy tools with this page.