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APRIL IS NATIONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH

An opportunity for all ages to learn about the importance of financial education.
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    National Financial Literacy Month

    Over the next 4 weeks, we will be exploring different financial education
    topics with specific age-minded activities and links, designed for your use at home.

    Check back each Monday in April for a new topic and list of activities.

    The Financial Literacy Bee is back:
    April 1st - 15th.

    Scholarships make college dreams a reality for many students. That’s why we’re proud to bring you the EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee for students ages 13-18. Compete for the opportunity to win up to $10,000 in college scholarships by completing the 4-part challenge!

    Submission deadline is April 15th.

    Take the Challenge

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    Week 2: Credit

    In week two, we will be focusing on credit. This is when a financial institution agrees to borrow you money and trusts that you will pay it back over time.

    Credit can be in the form of such items as a credit card, a line of credit or a loan. A loan can enable you to buy an item such as a boat, a car, an education or even a home (mortgage). The ability to buy something now and pay it back later has many benefits but it also carries a great deal of responsibility.

    How well you repay your loan (credit history), can affect your access to credit, loans, jobs, housing and insurance.

    Week 2:
    Educational Books

    Pre-K to 5th Grade

    • Brody Borrows Money by Lisa Bullard
    • The Little Borrowing Brother by Maureen Buff
    • How to Use Credit by Ryan Randolph

    6th to 8th Grade

    • Understanding Credit & Debt by Robyn Hardyman
    • Credit Card Math by Sue LaRoy

    9th to 12th Grade

    • Your Score by Anthony Davenport
    • The Key to Understanding Credit by J.D. Henry

    Adult Education

    • Debt Free Degree by Anthony O'Neal
    • Credit Secrets by Scott Moss
    • How to Build Your Credit & Grow Financially by Arolfo Delacruz

    Week 2:
    Printable Activity Sheets

    Week 2: Credit
    Week 2: Credit
    Week 2: Credit
    Week 2: Credit

    Week 1: What is a Credit Union?

    As a member of Wings Financial Credit Union, we want you to recognize the credit union difference. Credit Unions are member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives that are created and operated by laws and regulations. Our values and democratic structure rely on one member, one vote.
     
    We are about people, not profit. We focus our energy on improving service and returning value to our members in the forms of lower loan rates and higher deposit yields. We embrace community involvement and social responsibility which extends beyond our members to the broader communities that we serve as well. Credit unions benefit everyone, whether they are a credit union member or not.

    Week 1:
    Educational Books

    Pre-K to 5th Grade

    • The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
    • Money Math - Addition and Subtraction by David A. Adler
    • The Berenstain Bears Visit the Credit Union by Mike Berenstain
    • Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells

    6th to 8th Grade

    • A Smart Girl's Guide to Money by Nancy Holyoke
    • Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
    • Better than a Lemonade Stand! by Daryl Bernstein
    • I Want More Pizza by Steve Burkholder

    9th to 12 Grade

    • Money Matters for Teens Workbook, Age 15-18 by Larry Burkett
    • Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens by Robert Kiyosaki
    • Money and Teens; Savvy Money by Skills Wes & Darby Karchut
    • Money Tools by Brian C. Powers

    Adult Education

    • The First National Bank of Dad by David Owen
    • The Laws of Money by Suze Orman
    • Make Your Kid a Money Genius by Beth Kobliner
    • 30 days to $1K by Adam Carroll

    Week 1:
    Printable Activity Sheets

    Week 1: What is a credit union?
    Week 1: What is a credit union?
    Week 1: What is a credit union?
    Week 1: What is a credit union?

    Week 1:
    Book Read-Along

    Follow along as Wings Financial Foundation Education Manager Trysh Olson reads the Berenstain Bears Visit the Credit Union, by Mike Berenstain.