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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: |

Free Financial Literacy Courses Available for Local Students

Orginally posted on www.wbsm.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 assignments that [...]

By |2019-05-01T03:08:20+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, home, [...]

By |2019-05-01T03:07:39+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: |