Monthly Archives: January 2017


FAFCU makes financial literacy program free for local classrooms

Originally posted on   REGION – Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Forest Area Federal Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make curriculum available and free to Fife Lake, Kalkaska, Kingsley, Mancelona and Manton schools. “Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program,” said Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai. “Kids get their [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:54+00:00January 30th, 2017|Tags: |

Manton students learn how to navigate the financial world

Originally posted on MANTON —  Students in Manton are learning fiscal responsibility to better prepare themselves for real-world scenarios like paying bills and balancing a budget. Forest Area Credit Union is sponsoring Banzai, a web-based financial program, for free use by Manton High School students. The interactive program is supplemented with workbooks that follow state curriculum requirements for personal finance education. Total, the program [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:54+00:00January 27th, 2017|Tags: |

Students learn saving strategies through financial literacy program

Originally posted on  MIDDLEBURY — Local students are getting a lesson in money management with the help of a program sponsored by First State Bank of Middlebury. The bank has partnered with Banzai, a financial literacy program, to make curriculum available to area schools. Banzai simulates real-life scenarios to teach students how to manage their money. Students learn how to pay regular expenses like [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:54+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Tags: |