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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: |

FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH: A SOFTWARE OPTION FOR TEACHERS

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 [...]

By |April 13th, 2018|Tags: |

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 [...]

By |February 27th, 2018|Tags: |

PennEast shares money managing skills

Originally posted on www.wcexaminer.com For most people, balancing their checkbook is not an exciting activity. But they realize that properly managing their finances is one of the most important life skills. Recognizing the need, many school districts are now incorporating classes providing instruction to students on how to manage their finances. In the Tunkhannock and Trail school districts, a computer program on the internet known [...]

By |February 27th, 2018|Tags: |

Credit union promotes financial literacy

Originally posted on www.carthagerepublicantribune.com COPENHAGEN — Classes on financial literacy and personal finance management have become more popular in high schools and colleges across the U.S. following the economic crisis of the late 2000s. While not required by the state, some high schools in New York do offer students courses to help them manage their personal finances. To help encourage financial literacy in local young [...]

By |February 9th, 2018|Tags: |

Students Learn Financial Literacy Working Through Real Life Scenarios

Originally posted on www.mystateline.com ROCKFORD -  Flinn Middle School students in David Barelli's class get hands on experience making decisions about money using Banzai. He says, "It's a program that gives the kids the opportunity to go through some life scenarios and understand what a budget is and what a budget does for them. How to use a check book and a credit card." Guilford [...]

By |February 8th, 2018|Tags: , , |