It is so important to teach our youth about money. By teaching the importance of saving, our youth will establish positive habits that will continue into their adult years.
FCCU has taken the initiative to provide good financial values to as many young people in our communities as possible. We have done so through classroom presentations, community education seminars, Banzai educational resources, and our kid friendly game MoneyIsland™.
Finance in the Classroom
FCCU offers Banzai, a premium online financial literacy program, to educators and students in our area for free. Banzai teaches students to navigate adult financial dilemmas with real-life scenarios. We currently sponsor 30 local schools and 32 local teachers with our Banzai program. From Elementary to High School students, we have a Banzai package for you — learn more!
When kids play MoneyIsland, they enter a virtual world that not only makes learning fun, but also tracks and encourages their progress. As they go on quests to fantastic destinations like the Eiffel tower and Atlantis, they learn real-life principles of financial responsibility.
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.
Interested in hosting a financial education workshop? We offer free on-site adult and youth seminars for a variety of groups including schools, churches and other community organizations.
For more information, contact Marissa Weidenfeller by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 920-563-7305.
We occasionally offer free seminars on a variety of finance-related topics. Please check back here for upcoming seminars.
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!
NCUA 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.