Wrestling Great Ted DiBiase, Jr. Fighting to Improve Financial Education in MS
You may know him as a star of WWE Wrestling or a big screen leading man, but did you know that Ted DiBiase, Jr. is also a strong advocate for financial education? Since I started my financial literacy initiative, Treasurer’s Education About Money (TEAM), Ted DiBiase, Jr. has been a great supporter. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with him to talk about his own personal finance journey and why he is so passionate about getting financial education into our schools.
Unclaimed Property Team Hits the Road Again to Reunite You with Your Money
Last Thursday, I joined our unclaimed property specialists in Desoto County where they were set up to help people find their unclaimed property. It was a great afternoon and we helped 32 people learn more about the State’s unclaimed property list and even file claims for their money. We are still working through the paperwork, but already we’ve initiated claims for over $80,000 as a result of this event. I will report back later on how much money we were able to give back to Desoto families!

Today, the unclaimed property team is in Meridian at the Lauderdale County Courthouse Annex (410 Constitution Avenue) from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. If you are in the area, come visit them and let them help you find your unclaimed property. And, they’re headed to Jackson County on March 8 and then the Town of Cary on April 3. Stay tuned for more details on those events.
Last Week to Enter the College Savings Mississippi Art Contest
The deadline for submitting your child’s original artwork in the College Savings Mississippi Art Contest is February 28 – only one week away! We are giving out over $3,600 in MACS (Mississippi Affordable College Savings) scholarships, and you don’t want to miss your chance. Remember that MACS can now be used not only for college tuition, books, laptops, and other qualified expenses, but it can also be used for up to $10,000 per calendar year in K-12 tuition at private and religious schools.

The Contest is open to students in Pre-Kindergarten thru 12 th Grade. All the official rules, entry forms, and registration forms can be found here . Don’t miss your chance to win one of these MACS scholarships!

And, if you’re going to the Mississippi High School Activities Association state basketball championships on March 8, 9, or 10, look for Echo and the College Savings Mississippi table for another opportunity to win a MACS scholarship. We’ll be hosting a Savings Shootout during each game – and each one is an opportunity for you and your family to win! Official rules will be coming soon, so keep an eye on my social media and website for more information.
Thank You, Desoto County
While I was with our unclaimed property team in Desoto County last week, I also had a chance to meet with other leaders in Desoto and Marshall Counties. I am so grateful for the opportunity to sit down with Desoto Schools Superintendent Cory Uselton, who has been a strong partner in TEAM; Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson; Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck and the City Aldermen; and more. 

Dr. and Mrs. Remak of Olive Branch also held a very nice meet and greet at their home where we were able to discuss Mississippi’s progress on helping families with disabilities save with ABLE accounts and so many other important issues. And, I had the opportunity to give an update on what our office has been working on to the Desoto Republican Women’s Club.
Office of the Mississippi State Treasurer
Post Office Box 138
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
P: 601.359.3600 / F: 601.359.2001