At Fort Community Credit Union we realize being a good consumer is reliant on being informed. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to share sound financial advice with our members! Students, Parents, Educators, Community Organizations- this is for you! We have the tools and resources to help secure the future financial success of our communities. And, as part of our services efforts we are offering these resources to you completely FREE. No joke, we’re the experts here…. let us help!
FCCU has taken the initiative to provide good financial values to as many people in our communities as possible. Check out the resources below and find the one that works for you!
For your Classroom - Banzai Financial Literacy Curriculum
FCCU Offers Banzai, a premium online financial literacy program, to educators and students in our area for free.
What is Banzai?
- It is an interactive web game with teaching supplements geared towards elementary, middle, and high school aged students. Each Banzai game is designed for the target audience which will incorporate financial situations that are age appropriate
- students learn how to save, spend, and donate responsibly.
- Meets WI DPI requirements – learn more here! https://teachbanzai.com/curriculum
- Enroll today! FCCU will cover the cost. For more information, and to order your classroom set, please visit this link: https://fortcommunity.teachbanzai.com/
For your Home - Banzai Direct Adult Learning
Take control of your money - Banzai has partnered with Fort Community Credit Union to bring you clear, in-depth lessons to help you dive into the financial topics you care most about. Learn more by clicking the image below or by visiting here!
- Life Changes
- Borrowing and Credit
- Running a Business
For your Workplace
Interested in hosting a financial education seminar? We offer free on-site adult and youth presentations for a variety of groups including employers, schools, and other community organizations. You provide the people, we’ll provide the knowledge! We’re happy to tailor a presentation to help you get the answers you need. Topics we’ve covered in the past have included Budgeting to Reduce Stress, Saving for a Child’s Education, Saving for Retirement, Social Security and Medicare. The list goes on! We’d love the chance to add a topic of your interest to the list.
For more information, contact Olivia Reinke by email or by phone at 920-563-7305.
For our Communities
Throughout the year, FCCU will host complimentary seminars. Our most popular topic is the “home buyer happy hour.” Usually scheduled in early Spring, the FCCU mortgage team will give a presentation that walks the audience through the financial side of the home buying process. A great resource to learn about financing options, possible grants, timelines and what to expect as the buyer. Check out the Events and Seminars page for a current schedule.
Filling out the FASFA
Getting financial aid seems intimidating, especially for young high school students. Let the Banzai Coach help you help yourself – you just might save a lot of money in the process. The Banzai Coach walks you through the process of filling out the FAFSA every step of the way. Like a virtual adviser, it helps you get all your relevant information together in one place and learn the process inside and out! Start today! https://fortcommunity.learnbanzai.com/wellness/resources/fafsa-coach
Student loan debt has become a major issue for most young adults. Large student loan bills are causing people to delay major life events such as buying a house or having kids. With the College Cost and Compare calculator you can get an estimate of what your average student loan debt could be upon graduation. This isn't to scare you from going to the school of your dreams, it is to get you to proactively approach and plan for your potential student loan debt. Check out our calculator below!
Additional Financial Literacy Resources
- MyCreditUnion.gov — This site provides information about credit unions, chartering a credit union, share insurance and the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), personal finances, tips, and consumer protection news alerts.
- Pocket Cents — This microsite is dedicated to providing information consumers can use when making personal financial decisions.
- Hit the Road — An interactive game that teaches youth the value of saving, budgeting and making prudent financial decisions while on a road trip across the country.
- Consumer Protection Update — Watch the latest NCUA Consumer Protection Update video to learn about important updates and changes that may affect your credit union and your members.
- Downloadable Resources — Credit unions may download NCUA financial literacy brochures and graphics.
- ConsumerFinance.gov — Official website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- Money Smart — Training resources to help consumers address a variety of financial management issues.
- MyMoney.gov — Resources to promote financial literacy and help consumers manage their finances.
- Financial Literacy and Education Commission — The Commission is tasked with developing a national strategy on financial education and coordinating federal financial literacy and education efforts.
- Treasury Direct Kids — ?Financial education resources directed toward youth.
- Jump$tart Coalition — Financial education resources directed toward youth.
CFPB Financial Literacy Resources
Looking for downloadable activities for your kids? The CFPB offers activities for early childhood , middle childhood , teen years , and young adulthood . Check out these awesome FREE resources by Clicking Here .
Guides to Independence
Think you’re ready to move out? Make sure you have these vital skills conquered before you do! With Guides to Independence you can learn how to responsibly spend, save, manage and borrow. Tweet your story, money advice, links, pics, or videos and join the conversation at #myGTIstory.