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Free Financial Education Resources

Please contact Trysh Olson at polson@wingsfinancial.com or (952)997-8210 if you are interested in one of our free education classes.

2015 State of Minnesota winner of the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award

Trysh Olson

 


Please contact Trysh Olson at polson@wingsfinancial.com or (952)997-8210 if you are interested in one of our free education classes.


2016 State of Minnesota winner of the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award
 

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Trysh Olson is currently the Education and Youth Programs Manager with Wings Financial Credit Union. She has been in the credit union industry for the past 22 years, 14 of which has been spent with Wings. Prior to accepting the Education and Youth Programs Manager position, she specialized in the Collection industry helping members re-establish their personal finances to achieve financial independence.

 

In her current position, Trysh works with several schools throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area as well as with various community outreach programs and business partners of Wings. She focuses on financial topics such as credit, basic investment information, budgeting, and college preparation, to name a few. She is very passionate about helping others and uses her past experience to help them succeed financially.

Teacher Resources

Banzai - http://wings.teachbanzai.com/
An interactive online financial literacy program which helps students to simulate the experience of spending their own money in real life.

BestPrep - http://bestprep.org/
BestPrep prepares students with business, career and financial literacy skills through hands-on experiences that inspire success in work and life.

Junior Achievement - http://jaum.org/
Junior Achievement teaches students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, money management, how to be responsible consumers, workers and citizens, and provides them with the skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.

 

Pre-K - 6th Grade Classes

  • What is Money? (Pre-K)
  • Money Uses: Spend, Share, Save (Pre-K)
  • Careers in Banking (K-6)
  • The Story of Money (K-6)
  • Earning Money (K-6)
  • Money uses: Spend, Share, Save (K-6)
  • Needs vs. Wants (K-6)
  • Savings and Checking Accounts (4-6)
  • Financial Vocabulary You Need to Know (4-6)
  • Math in Banking (4-6)

Teen Classes

  • Basic Vocabulary
  • What Financial Products/ Services Are Right for You?
  • Savings and Checking Accounts
  • Credit Cards: To Have or Not to Have?
  • College Planning & Financing
  • Renting Your First Place
  • Buying Your First Home
  • Types of Insurance
  • Needs vs. Wants
  • 10-Steps to Budgeting
  • Budgeting Tips and Helpful Financial Tools
  • Understanding Your Paycheck
  • Buying Your First Car
  • Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself
  • Investing Basics: Now and Later
  • Careers in Banking

Adult Classes

  • Basic Financial Vocabulary
  • What Financial Products/ Services Are Right for You?
  • Savings and Checking Accounts
  • Your Credit Score
  • Understanding Your Paycheck
  • Auto Purchase 101
  • Planning for your Child’s College Journey
  • Renting Your First Place
  • Credit: What You Need to Know
  • Credit Cards: To Have or Not to Have?
  • Needs vs. Wants: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
  • 10-Steps to Budgeting
  • Budgeting Tips and Helpful Financial Tools
  • Buying Your First Home
  • Types of Insurance
  • Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself
  • Investing Basics: Now and Later
  • Money Merger: Tips for Couples Uniting Finances
  • Psychology of Spending
  • Women and Money