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Purdue Federal Provides Banzai Financial Literacy for Local Schools

Originally posted on www.laportecountylife.com April is National Financial Literacy month, but Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) focuses on financial literacy year-round by offering free one-on-one counseling sessions and group presentations for the community as well as free resources like Banzai!TM for local schools. During the 2018-19 school year, Purdue Federal has provided more than 2,000 free Banzai teaching packets to 42 teachers in our [...]

By |2019-04-18T16:22:50+00:00April 18th, 2019|Tags: |

Free program teaches local students about financial literacy

Originally posted on www.shelbycountyreporter.com Understanding how to manage finances is one of the most important skills needed by young adults. Now local students have the opportunity to learn the importance of financial literacy and fiscal responsibility through a free program known as Banzai. Banzai is “a world-class software platform designed to introduce students to adult financial dilemmas,” according to Nicole Hillman, Banzai public relations. “The program [...]

By |2019-04-11T16:45:21+00:00April 11th, 2019|Tags: |

Dollars sense: Programs teach central Ohio school kids about credit, budgeting, saving

Originally posted on www.dispatch.com It seemed like everything was going smoothly. Then he broke his arm roughhousing at a concert. Then his clunker of a car broke down. His college savings vanished as he paid medical and car-repair bills. Luckily for 13-year-old Rece Hatem, the scenario was only a computer game. But quickly, the seventh-grader at Trinity Catholic Elementary School learned the value of a [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:07:09+00:00April 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Students flex fiscal muscles through Banzai

Originally posted on pressrepublican.com   Dawn Bronson has taught the Banzai Program to her seventh- and eighth-grade students for three years at Willsboro Central School. The financial literacy program educates young people how to manage their money and is a free resource for 44 local schools thanks to the sponsorship of the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union. “The program is excellent,” said Bronson, who teaches physical education, [...]

By |2019-03-25T16:14:19+00:00March 25th, 2019|Tags: |

Make Good Choices: Local students learn fiscal responsibility

Originally posted on saratogian.com Handling personal finances in life is somewhat like parenting; we are not born knowing how. It takes time and patience. Everyone wants more money, but handling the funds we do have at a given time requires careful consideration, impulse restraint and concrete training. April is Financial Literacy Month, and there is no time like the present. As the largest independent community bank [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:35:35+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Tags: |

Learning financial lessons early

Originally posted on ibmadison.com Financial literacy is one of those things that everyone agrees is important, which is why so many businesses, organizations, and government agencies have all tried to tackle it. Wisconsin schools are also striving to teach students the importance of saving, budgeting, and investing, but sometimes getting kids to care about the power of compound interest is an uphill battle. Enter Dane County [...]

By |2019-02-18T20:44:41+00:00February 18th, 2019|Tags: |

Claremont students take a course in financial responsibility

Originally posted on www.eagletimes.com If you remember the board game “Life,” in which players moved around a board marked with financial milestones, the Banzai financial literacy program students are using at Stevens High School may seem familiar.  Sponsored by Claremont Savings Bank, the program works like a game that teaches students much of what they’ll need to know for managing their money in the real [...]

By |2019-02-18T19:12:02+00:00February 18th, 2019|Tags: |

Interactive program teaches about finance

Originally posted www.andalusiastarnews.com Andalusia High School has partnered with CCB Community Bank to bring Banzai, an interactive program that teaches students different financial concepts. “Banzai is an interactive game that students can use to practice budgeting,” AHS career preparation teacher Lauren Maynor said. “So they have different categories in their budget and they allocate money to different places. When bills come through they have to [...]

By |2019-01-17T21:52:03+00:00January 17th, 2019|Tags: |