Originally posted on www.bonnercountydailybee.com About 240 Idaho schools are using Banzai, a free, online financial literacy program that teaches students about adult financial dilemmas. Students are experiencing adult financial dilemmas from the inside of their own classrooms since P1FCU partnered with Banzai, an award-winning online financial literacy program. Through the program, 240 schools in western and North Idaho are getting free education in how to manage their [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Tags: , |

Saratoga Springs students learn about real-life finances

Originally posted on www.saratogian.com 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 |April 27th, 2018|Tags: |

Kids Learn Real-World Financial Literacy

Originally posted on www.bottomlinenewsandviews.com 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 |April 24th, 2018|Tags: |

Magnify Credit Union sponsors financial literacy program

Originally posted on www.yoursun.com 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 |April 16th, 2018|Tags: |

Wings uplifts students with financial knowledge

Originally posted on www.hometownsource.com 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 |April 13th, 2018|Tags: |


Originally posted on www.lansingbusinessnews.com 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 [...]

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Credit union helps students learn about money

Originally posted on www.whig.com 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 |April 12th, 2018|Tags: |

GCS offers Riverbend-area schools financial education program

Originally posted on www.thetelegraph.com Area teachers are getting a helping hand in educating students about financial literacy, thanks to a partnership between a local credit union and an instructional software company. The program, which is being spearheaded by GCS Credit Union — which has an Alton location, and operates several other branches in the St. Louis area — aims to put a software program called [...]

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