April is National Credit Union Youth Month – a great time to teach your children the importance of becoming financially responsible at an early age. Begin today by explaining to them why the saving habit pays off later down the road. Parents set a good example by bringing your preschoolers, school-aged children, and college-bound young adults into one of our branch offices and empower them by opening an account today. VacationLand has some very attractive options to help you get started, and we can help make saving fun.
During Youth Month, the kids can win money by entering our contests designed just for them. There will be one winner in each age division, at each branch. Accounts opened for children from newborn to age 19 years in April will earn the youth a gift.
- For kids 12 and under, our Dollar Dog Kids Club savings account makes it easy to save while enjoying special prizes, activities, and birthday dividends.
- Teenagers 13 to 19 earn a good rate of return with a Youth Club Account. Whether they deposit their allowance or tips and wages, their money will earn premium dividend rates, and there are no monthly fees.
- Our Campus Connection Club makes your college student’s banking experience as easy as possible. Direct deposit, paying bills, cash on the go, or a loan for tuition or books can be at arm’s length with this free checking account. There’s no minimum balance, no monthly maintenance fee, and no charge to open or close an account. Our free mobile app, online banking, and CO-OP Shared Branch networks mean they can access their account any time of the day, no matter where they are.
Just remember, they’re never too young to learn that if they want something, they should save their money for it. Today’s kids already know the value of money; they just need to understand the link between saving and spending, especially while you’re still able to influence their choices. Make a point to stop by one of our branches during National Credit Union Youth Month and teach the kids that being responsible early on will help them accomplish their financial goals today and into their futures.