GIVE A HOOT ABOUT SAVING
Credit Unions Celebrate Youth Month
No matter what kind of saver you are, its wise to be a $martsaver at WEstconsin.WESTconsin offices are celebrating Youth Month by hosting several on-site and off-site financial literacy activities within each community.
FLY IN APRIL 17–22 FOR A SPECIAL WEEK OF activities
- Giant 6’, stuffed “Fin Lee Fox” giveaway
- Fox Hunt—Fun, in-office scavenger hunt
- Fun activities, coloring pages and tours
- 5-Spot (Ages 6-10, Elementary School)
- Ask your parents to help you open your own savings account at the credit union. Keep track of how much money you put in and take out. That way you can see how close you are to meeting your savings goal.
- If you're saving up for something special, like a new bike or toy, hang a picture of it on the wall. This will remind you of your savings goal every day until you reach it.
- A-J's (Ages 11-13, Middle School)
- Ask your parents if you can plan a family event, like a trip to the zoo or an afternoon at a waterpark. List all the things that will cost money—like tickets, food, and souvenirs. Set a budget, and encourage everyone to stick to it when the big day arrives.
- Make a list of things you want to spend your money on. Put the list in order, starting with the things you want the most. This will help you figure out what you really want to save up for.
- C-Note (Ages 14-18, High School)
- Consider taking on a part-time job. Earning your own money can help you save for big goals, like car or college expenses.
- Talk to your parents about opening a checking account at the credit union. Learn how to use a debit card responsibly and track transactions. Those skills will come in handy when you leave home.