Monthly Archives: April 2018


Saratoga Springs students learn about real-life finances

Originally posted on Thirty students at Saratoga Springs High School experienced real-life financial situations, and they didn’t even have to leave the classroom. Through a free partnership with Adirondack Trust Company, Family and Consumer Educator Beth Morris administered the Banzai Program, which offers simulations to illustrate financial decisions, to ninth- through 12th-graders during the Independent Living course. Senior Cami Denning quickly adapted the lessons [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:50+00:00April 27th, 2018|Tags: |

Kids Learn Real-World Financial Literacy

Originally posted on April is National Financial Literacy Month and thanks to a free program sponsored by Hayward Community Credit Union, teachers in a seven county area now have the opportunity to introduce students to and help them solve adult financial dilemmas. Using Banzai, a world-class software platform designed to teach such real-world financial concepts as paying auto insurance, shopping for groceries, and renting [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:50+00:00April 24th, 2018|Tags: |

Magnify Credit Union sponsors financial literacy program

Originally posted on Reading, writing, and arithmetic–all important to a student’s success in life. But, what about knowledge and understanding of finances? Magnify Credit Union has responded to this underserved subject area by sponsoring Banzai, a software program that uses real-life simulations of financial dilemmas, intended to explicate the concepts in a fun and engaging way. Available in all 50 states, over 35,000 teachers [...]

By |2018-04-16T22:11:04+00:00April 16th, 2018|Tags: |

Wings uplifts students with financial knowledge

Originally posted on April may be National Financial Literacy Month, but a locally-based business has been working with south-of the river schools to help young people better understand saving and spending all year long. Wings Financial Credit Union, headquartered in Apple Valley, provides materials free of charge to several Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan schools. Representatives visit classrooms, host reality fairs and give presentations. “Everything that we [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:51+00:00April 13th, 2018|Tags: |

First County Bank sponsors financial literacy program at NCHS

Originally posted on Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. First County Bank is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to eight schools in the New Canaan, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, and Wilton areas completely free, including New Canaan High School. “Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program,” Morgan Vandagriff, [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:51+00:00April 13th, 2018|Tags: |


Originally posted on April is generally a time for new beginnings and change. That change could also include your financial well-being. Since April is National Financial Literacy Month, the financial well-being we all strive for is the focus of the national campaign, with an extra effort to spread awareness to teachers about a free literacy program available to them – all thanks to local [...]

By |2018-04-13T18:36:00+00:00April 13th, 2018|Tags: |

Credit union helps students learn about money

Originally posted on Liberty High School sophomore Grace Shanks already has figured out one way to handle her money from a part-time job. Half of it goes into savings, and the other half she can use for whatever she wants. Learning more about finances -- thanks to a program offered through Members First Community Credit Union -- helps Shanks and some of her classmates [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:51+00:00April 12th, 2018|Tags: |