FCAHS Receives Financial Tools From Auctioneer

Jeff Martin, president of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc., and Erik Shows, Forrest County Agricultural High School’s career and technical education director, display a book written by financial guru Dave Ramsey. From left to right: Jeff Martin, president of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc., and Erik Shows, Forrest County Agricultural High School’s career and technical education director, display a book written by financial guru Dave Ramsey. Martin donated materials from the author’s collection to help students learn how to avoid the pitfalls of poor financial planning.

Forrest County Agricultural High School (FCAHS) received a generous donation of teaching materials from local business owner Jeff Martin this fall.  

Martin, the president of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc., donated materials from best-selling author Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance series. These materials will be used in resource management classes to teach students the importance of financial literacy, debt-free living and saving for their futures.

“Being able to give an opportunity to others to keep them from financial pitfalls is important to us as a family,” Martin said. “The local school is such a valuable place for our children in Forrest County. I want everyone to be able to have a child who can one day say, ‘That course really made a difference in my life.’ Maybe FCAHS students will learn something they can teach their parents as well.”

Jeff Martin Auctioneers is a leading construction auction company in the United States with locations in Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina and Texas.



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