Credit Unions nationwide are spotlighting National Credit Union Youth Week from April 18-24, 2010. Various celebrations will feature seminars, prizes, articles and tips on today’s youth and their spending and saving habits. There are a plethora of books and resources aimed for adults when it comes to financial balance and responsibility, but not nearly the same importance has been placed on educating the younger generation about financial security. Credit Unions world wide will unite 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.
The National Youth Credit Challenge takes place during the month of April, in conjunction with National Credit Union Youth Week, and is a great opportunity to get youth to open new accounts and deposit their money. Encourage them to sign up. Last year’s goal 139,000 youth deposited more than $26 million. Ask your credit union to see if they affiliated with the program to get started.by Staff Writer