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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: |

SCCU sponsors free financial literacy program for schools

Originally posted on www.superiortelegram.com Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Superior Choice Credit Union (SCCU) is working with Banzai, a national financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to 19 schools in the Superior, Ashland, Maple and Mellen area for free. "Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids have their own bank accounts, and they work [...]

By |2018-11-28T19:17:42+00:00November 28th, 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 |2018-10-24T19:03:50+00:00April 24th, 2018|Tags: |

FCCU supports financial literacy program at local schools

Originally posted on www.dailyunion.com Fort Community Credit Union is teaming up with 30 local schools to promote financial literacy for students. Through FCCU’s sponsorship, schools have free access to the financial literacy program, Banzai, which educates youngsters and teens about how to manage their money. Emily Inman, public relations manager for Banzai, said the software platform is designed to introduce students to adult financial dilemmas. [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:52+00:00October 11th, 2017|Tags: |

Cleveland State Bank brings program to classrooms

KIEL -- Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Cleveland State Bank is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make curriculum available to local schools completely free. “Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their own accounts, and they work through assignments that are based on real life,” Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai, [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:54+00:00March 15th, 2017|Tags: |

Financial literacy program teaches students how to manage money

Originally posted on journaltimes.com RACINE — Lilie Larson, 11, has noticed a change in her spending habits lately, particularly in that she’s less inclined to spend her money on a whim. Instead, she’s been saving her money for future expenses, like souvenirs during her upcoming vacation to Florida — something she’s started since she and her classmates at St. Lucy’s School, 3035 Drexel Ave., began [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:57+00:00May 17th, 2016|Tags: |

Program to help students with financial literacy skills

Originally posted on wsaw.com Being able to manage your finances is an important skill to have as a responsible adult, but many people still have trouble with basic banking and investing. It's why more schools in Northcentral Wisconsin are taking a new approach to teaching financial education, through a computer based program that simulates real-world financial situations to better prepare students on how to handle [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:57+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Tags: |

Central Wisconsin students become savvy savers

Originally posted on stevenspointjournal.com MARSHFIELD - When 14-year-old Cassidy Kolstad wanted new soccer cleats, she thought her bedroom savings stash would cover buying the shoes. "I looked online and found out these cleats cost $350," she said. "There was no way I had that much saved." Crestfallen, the Marshfield Middle School student found a cheaper alternative for $50. Her mother, Kimberly Kolstad, helped her shop online and at local stores where the duo [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:57+00:00April 29th, 2016|Tags: , |