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National Credit Union Youth Week Starts 'Em Young With Good Habits
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April brings awareness for kids on spending and savings habits at Credit Unions across the country.
This past week, Credit Unions nationwide are spotlighted National Credit Union Youth Week. Various celebrations will featured seminars, prizes, articles and tips on today’s youth and their spending and saving habits.
Locally, Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union offers an 'Extreme Teen Account' with competitve rates.
- For teens between the ages of 11 to 17
- Low minimum balance of just $5.00
- Make deposits anytime
Credit Unions world wide united in the month of April to raise awareness on this important issue to help get kids on the right track early in life.
Some tips from the National Credit Union Association provide some guidance for parents to aid their children at various stages in their life when it comes to learning about money.
- Age 5 and under - Teach children how to count money and start off with giving them change to spend when out shopping.
- Ages 5 through 10 - Creatively introduce the idea of saving through providing three containers labeled: ‘Save’, ‘Spend’, and ‘Share’. Set goals with your kids and reinforce saving through spending when a goal is met. Set a weekly allowance to begin money management understanding.
- Ages 11 through 14 - Help your child realize their earning potential with odd jobs around the neighborhood for others. Use shopping as a tool to teach children about the value of things and how to be a savvy shopper through cost comparison, sales, etc.
- Ages 15 through 18 - Map out long-term savings goals with large expenses beyond what you normally would provide for them. Give them a sense of responsibility as they earn and save toward those goals. Introduce sound habits and ideas for tracking money and budgeting to responsible teens that will carry over when they are ready to open a share draft/checking account or to obtain a debit card tied to their share draft account.
Financial guru, Dave Ramsey, offers tips on his Junior's Clubhouse website teaching how to help your kids manage their money early in life.
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