MADISON, Wis. (4/16/12)--A recent article in The Washington Post on financial literacy resources for teens and families offered three sources with credit union ties.
April is Financial Literacy Month and credit unions nationwide are encouraging their members to budget, save, manage credit, and pay down debt.
In the Post article, the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) was cited as a source for information to help students comprehend the financial world. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has partnered with NEFE to provide financial curriculum to high schools. Use the link.
The article also described Jump$tart as a curriculum-based website on financial responsibility, planning and money management, credit/deb savings and investment. Jump$tart works with credit unions and state credit union leagues nationwide.
Apple FCU, Fairfax, Va., was highlighted for its student-run credit unions and for providing tips on good financial habits for teens.
Credit Union Youth Week, sponsored by CUNA, is April 22-28. This year's theme is "Be a Credit Union Super Saver."
National Youth Saving Challenge, also sponsored by CUNA, is held during the entire month of April. Last year nearly 146,000 young members deposited $28.5 million into their saving accounts during National Youth Savings Week---with 9,058 new accounts.