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Emma Willis, Executive director of the Arkansas 529 GIFT Plan
Education / Government & Politics / Investments / Nonprofits

Emma Willis on Saving Early for Higher Education

Emma Willis is the executive director of the state’s 529 GIFT Plan and also serves as director of the ABLE program, a savings account for those with disabilities scheduled to begin in October. read more >
State Treasurer Dennis Milligan spent $450,000 on educational software to teach schoolchildren about financial literacy.
Education / Government & Politics

Your Tax Dollars At Work (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

When I saw that Milligan had taken it upon himself to buy an online financial education program for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students, I immediately dismissed it as a political publicity stunt — the kind of thing he should have raised private money to do. After talking with him and his assistant chief of staff, Grant Wallace, for an hour, I still think so. read more >