Financial Education for Kids

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Reaching Parents with our Credit Union Youth Marketing Program

I may be biased, but we have a very robust Kids Club program. If you haven’t already checked it out, you should. We offer tons of in-branch items, such as…

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Credit Union Youth Month: Getting Kids Involved

April will be here before we know it, and with it comes CUNA’s Credit Union Youth Month. I’ve spent a lot of time this year asking our Saving Money Is…

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Public Television — A Great Credit Union Marketing Tool

One of the best parts of my job is when I get to work with our credit union kids club partners on creative projects. I work closely with Service Credit…

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Generation X – The Credit Card Kids

  If you went to college in the early 90s, then you’ll likely remember getting an offer from MBNA in the mail. MBNA merged with Bank of America over a…

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3 Things I Learned Raising Money Smart Kids

There are three important things that I learned while teaching my kids money smarts.   Money Smart Lesson #1: There Is Very Little That We Truly Need   My kids…

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Financial Education for Kids – Intensity Not Required

I was chatting with a friend today. She said, “I know you’re intense about your allowance, but…” I stopped her. “We’re actually not all that intense.” (Cue my kids rolling…

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Financial Education for Very Young Kids – Emergent Financial Literacy

  For some reason, I used to ask my seven-month-old “Who’s the Champion?” I’d raise her fists like Rocky Balboa. I’d do it once or twice a week for my…

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Financial Education for Kids – Great Advice from Granddad

My Granddad was one of the most money-smart, money-confident people I ever met. I’m dedicating my upcoming book on allowance to him.   His best piece of advice to me…

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Financial Education for Kids – Just Get Started

Rather than overthink your exact plan of action, just find a simple plan and get started.   Need a simple plan? Here you go.   Don’t get too caught up in…

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Financial Education for Kids – We’re Making a Choice

  Whether we decide to pursue teaching our kids to be money-smart from a young age or not, we’re making a choice.   If we decide not to actively teach our children financial education,…