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  • Apr 13, 2021

GFA Invites Your Kids on a Jurassic Journey to Financial Wellness

Promoting the financial health of our youngest members

Providing financial education embodies the Credit Union movement’s ‘people-helping-people’ philosophy. The theme for this year’s Youth Month is “Be a Credit Union Saver and Your Savings Will Never Go Extinct.” Together, we’re encouraging our youngest members to open their own savings account (with a parent or guardian’s help), begin a habit of putting money into that account regularly, and learn how compound interest helps their account to grow. To help get them started GFA offers the Student Tycoon Savings Account, which has no minimum balance requirments and no monthly service charge.

As more Americans seek financial guidance and more credit unions begin to offer services like financial counseling, it’s essential to consider initiatives that also educate young members. If parents have trouble managing money, you can imagine that it’s going to be even more challenging for them to have conversations about money with their kids. GFA can serve as an important ally for parents in their mission to teach their kids to be financially responsible. Providing this kind of support and education can help build long-term member loyalty. Our Better Banking Blog has articles with simple tips and valuable information to help with educating all of our members on financial wellness. Take a peek and see what you can learn.

If you have been wondering how to empower youth to save for their future, National Credit Union Youth Month is a great opportunity to start or boost your youth initiatives! Join us this April as credit unions across the country focus on educating youth about financial health. This year’s kid-friendly theme emphasizes the benefits of wise saving habits using fun dinosaur characters. This celebration is a great time to engage kids at GFA and within our community to help develop healthy money habits. Keep an eye on our Facebook page where we'll be sharing fun savings tips you can share with your children. For something light and fun, we have a few coloring sheets that can be downloaded and printed for them to enjoy now.

Download coloring sheet 1

Download coloring sheet 2

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