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THE SCIENCE OF SAVING

WESTconsin Celebrates Youth Week April 16-21

For a future full of awesome, learn The Science of Saving at WEstconsin

Each April, National Credit Union Youth Month™ is a dedicated time when credit unions around the country focus on helping young people develop good savings habits. This year’s theme, “The Science of Saving,” encourages youth to picture themselves in the future and make savings easier by starting earlier.

Visit OUR office for these fun activities—

April 2–30: Kids who make a deposit into their savings account during Youth Month will receive a cup filled with goodies!

Youth Week | April 16-21

  • Enter to win a stuffed Fin Lee Fox at every office location
  • Giant stuffed Fin Lee giveaway from all entries
  • Lots of fun activities, coloring pages and tour

Youth Resources

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.

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.

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.

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