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How-to-handle-money courses promoted

Originally posted on www.plymouth-review.com In an effort to prepare students for the real world challenges that await them in adulthood, a partnership between two local financial institutions and area school districts has brought the importance of financial literacy to the forefront in Sheboygan County. The vital subject of financial literacy has developed into a key component of the curriculum at the elementary, middle and high [...]

By |2019-05-23T21:17:45+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Tags: |

Fall River Municipal Credit Union leading way in financial literacy

Originally posted on www.heraldnews.com Fall River Municipal Credit Union was established on Feb. 6, 1930 and through the years has continued to seek out opportunities to aid members in improving their financial situation. Whether providing a means to save for planned events or expenditures or providing affordable loans for major purchases, FRMCU has always sought out products and services to aid members in becoming responsible [...]

By |2019-05-21T16:58:16+00:00May 21st, 2019|Tags: |

Money moves

Originally posted on www.southcoasttoday.com Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to 22 schools in Bristol, Plymouth and Barnstable counties completely free. “Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids have their own bank accounts, and they work through [...]

By |2019-04-29T00:02:09+00:00April 29th, 2019|Tags: |

Banking on the future

Originally posted on www.issuu.com Schools are designed to teach today's youth the basics: reading, writing, arithmetic, science, and history. But there's one subject that most students aren't being taught in the classroom: financial literacy. From learning how to create a budget and understanding how and why you should save money to navigating credit and keeping your identity safe, introducing financial literacy early equips the next [...]

By |2019-04-28T23:09:42+00:00April 28th, 2019|Tags: |

10,000 North Texas Students Learn Money-Management Life Skills through Landmark Bank-Sponsored Program

Originally posted on www.mckinneyonline.com More than 10,000 students in 550 schools across North Texas are learning about financial responsibility to prepare them to manage money successfully in adulthood, thanks to a unique education program sponsored by Landmark Bank. Featuring real-life scenarios that bring money-management lessons to life in a meaningful way, Banzai is an interactive, online curriculum that introduces students to adult financial issues and [...]

By |2019-04-22T22:08:03+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Tags: , |

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 |2019-05-01T03:11:51+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 |2019-05-01T03:10:16+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 |2019-05-01T03:09:30+00:00April 8th, 2019|Tags: |