youth month2022

April is National Credit Union Youth Month – a great time to teach your children the importance of saving and becoming financially responsible at an early age.

Bring your kids into one of our branches to get an account opened for them today. Pre-schoolers, school-aged children, and college-bound young adults should learn how to save for their futures.

April is nearly over, but that's no reason for Youth Month to end! Let's continue to create teachable moments with our children and discuss money on a level they can understand.

Little ones might begin by choosing an item they can save money for in order to purchase. Giving them age-appropriate chores in order to earn money will help them understand why money is important, learn the basics of earning and establish good saving habits early.

Pre-teens and teenagers can experience the responsibilities of their own bank accounts, including staying within a budget and understanding how interest works.

Older teens and college students learn how to handle credit cards, avoid the dangers of overspending, create attainable goals, and become financially independent.

Regardless of age, one of the most important lessons to teach your child is an obligation for giving, which goes hand-in-hand with saving. Let them pick a charity and get them involved in donating often.

VacationLand has some attractive options to help you get started.

Our Dollar Dog Kids Club savings account makes it fun to save for younger kids. They'll enjoy special prizes, activities and other features. We even offer special share certificates with a rate based on the age of the child.

Teenagers aged 13 to 19 will earn a good rate of return with a Youth Club Account. Whether they deposit their allowance, babysitting money, tips or wages, their money can earn dividends in this savings account for teens.

And our Campus Connection Club makes it simple for your college-bound student to deposit money into their account, and you have access to the account as well. They can access their money to pay bills through their free checking account or make purchases using their free ATM or Debit MasterCard. Free online bill pay is available to those who enroll in e-statements, and our free mobile app and CO-OP Shared Branch network allows them to access their account wherever they are, 24/7.

National Credit Union Youth Month has to end, but not all good things are temporary. Continue passing on your financial knowledge to your children or grandchildren to set a good example. You have a great head start just by being a VacationLand FCU member. Share confidence and skills they can carry with them throughout their lifetimes. Visit us at one of our five convenient locations and make every month a Youth Month!