Credit Union Youth Month

Viriva invites your kids on a Jurassic journey to financial wellness.

Youth Savings Accounts 

We're helping to prepare our youth members for their futures through financial education.

Providing financial education embodies the 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 youth 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.

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. Viriva 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.

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 to help them develop healthy money habits.

Young Adults Financial Education

Build your first budget webinar

A smart budget helps you cover your expenses and still buy some of the things you want. Find out how to make—and maintain—a budget based on your needs. Attend our free Build Your First Budget webinar, presented by Balance, our financial education partner. This webinar is designed for young adults. 

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The Art of Saving Money

Discover the core aspects of saving money with the The Art of Saving Money module. Get started by signing up for BalanceTrack. Signing up is free and easy. 

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Youth Financial Education

Teach your kids dollars and cents

If you’ve been meaning to talk to your kids about money, now is the perfect time to start. Here are three real-world experiences that parents can use to introduce kids to personal finance.

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Raising Money-Smart Kids

One of the most important gifts you can give your children is an understanding of how to manage money. We all want our kids to be financially savvy adults one day, but it’s become increasingly difficult in today’s swag culture. Here are some things you can do to ensure your child grows up with a basic understanding of financial management.

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Ensure your kids stay debt-free

All parents want their kids to grow up to be financially secure. So why do so many children lack basic financial skills?

A recent study by the Program for International Student Assessment found that one in five American teens lack simple knowledge of how money works. As a subject, money seems to slip through the cracks between family and school, leaving many children to learn it on their own. The problem is that, without proper guidance, they may never grasp fundamentals like saving, balancing a budget, and avoiding debt, which can lead to stress and hardship when they grow up. To ensure that your kids become money-smart adults, here are three things to keep in mind.

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How to make your child financially capable

Most parents understand that they should teach their kids about money. Knowing where to start, on the other hand, is another story.

Fortunately, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a guide to help families raise money-smart kids. In it, the CFPB discusses practical ways to build and measure financial capability in children.

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