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  • 3 Reasons to Teach Your Kids About Money

    Posted on April 02, 2019 by Jake Ward
    April is National Credit Union Youth Month! There is not a better time to talk to your kids about money, encourage them to save, and open them a youth savings account if you haven't already! I've had the privilege to talk to students of all ages about money, cash, cheddar...you get it. The biggest takeaway is that a lot of kids are left in the dark in terms of some basic financial concepts. I am shocked by the number of teenagers who have not had a bank account or know if they have one.
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  • Celebrate Youth Month

    Posted on April 03, 2018 by Jake Ward
    April is National Credit Union Youth Month. A 2015 T. Rowe Price survey found that 90% of parents experience some degree of reluctance in talking to their kids about finances. Wow! The most common reasons given were that the parents didn’t want them to worry about financial matters, or they thought kids were too young to understand. Follow our tips for talking to your children about money and join us in April for a fun savings challenge that will allow your kids to earn prizes by saving! There’s no need to be reluctant.
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  • America Saves Week - Take the Pledge

    Posted on March 02, 2017 by Jake Ward
    America Saves Week (February 27 – March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage savers – or potential savers – just like you to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically.
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  • Teachable Moments with Back to School Shopping

    Posted on August 10, 2016 by Jake Ward
    August brings the end of summer and the inevitable start of a new school year. Many parents dread the annual back to school shopping trip, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, it can be a teachable moment for your child.
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  • Keep your children fit. Financially, that is.

    Posted on April 01, 2016 by Jake Ward
    With student debt, the lure of credit, and more ways to spend money than you can shake a stick at, educating children on good financial habits is a necessity.
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  • Family Fun on a Shoestring Budget

    Posted on February 18, 2016 by Cleo Haynes
    Find fun things to do while not spending too much money!
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  • Instilling Early Money Principals

    Posted on February 18, 2016 by Cleo Haynes
    Have fun while teaching your kids important lessons about money.
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  • Take a Leap with Creative Gifts

    Posted on February 18, 2016 by Cleo Haynes
    Buying gifts for family and friends does not have to break the bank!
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