Monthly Archives: May 2015

Blackhawk Area Credit Union

‘It's a real life game’: Banzai program teaches lessons in financial literacy Originally posted on saukvalley.com DIXON – At just 14 years old, Reagan Middle School eighth-grader Owen Rick is already making adult decisions. He has to keep a checkbook balanced, pay utilities, and save money for college. "I don't spend a lot of money on things like a car," Rick said. "I didn't get the [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:04:00+00:00May 29th, 2015|Tags: |

Purdue Federal Credit Union

Online game teaches MCHS students how life choices affect wealth Originally posted on thenewsdispatch.com MICHIGAN CITY — In her 11 years of teaching economics classes at Michigan City High School, Krissy Freitag has taught students about concepts like opportunity cost, but she thought students may fail to relate the concepts to their present lives. Then, in April, she received an email from Banzai, a national [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:04:00+00:00May 21st, 2015|Tags: |

Fort Sill Federal Credit Union

Cache students improve financial literacy Originally posted on kswo.com CACHE, Okla._Fort Sill Federal Credit Union is sponsoring an online curriculum for area high schools to improve their financial literacy. With the Banzai curriculum, students are exposed to real-life scenarios where they learn to pay bills and balance a budget. In the program, students must manage unexpected expenses such as parking tickets and overdraft fees. They're [...]

By |2017-01-26T23:12:30+00:00May 21st, 2015|Tags: |

Piedmont Credit Union

Financial education starting earlier Originally posted on godanriver.com Danville and Pittsylvania County Schools, local credit union and the Virginia state curriculum have recently emphasized the importance of learning about personal finance in a student’s life with new classes, tools and graduation requirements. “The skills that they learn in personal finance govern everything that they do,” said Joyce Culley, a fi-nance and economics teacher at Galileo [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:04:00+00:00May 17th, 2015|Tags: |

Bridgeton Onized Federal Credit Union

Award-Winning Financial Literacy Program Free for Local Classrooms Originally posted on capemaycountyherald.com COURT HOUSE -- Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Bridgeton Onized FCU is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make curriculum available to Cumberland and Cape May County area schools completely free. "Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:04:00+00:00May 15th, 2015|Tags: |

GCS Credit Union

Financial literacy program free for area classrooms Originally posted on stltoday.com Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money, according to a press release. GCS Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make curriculum available to Collinsville, Granite City and Edwardsville city schools completely free. GCS partnered with Banzai in April 2012, making Banzai [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:04:00+00:00May 13th, 2015|Tags: |

National Bank of Commerce

NBC gives students financial literacy tools Originally posted on superiortelegram.com Douglas County students are getting free education in the value of a dollar, courtesy of National Bank of Commerce.The area’s largest, locally owned bank is teaming up with Banzai, a national financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available free to schools in Douglas County. The program will be taught to students in the Maple, [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:04:00+00:00May 6th, 2015|Tags: |