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Get Financially Fit! | Financially Smart Kids

Posted: April 20, 2016

This April, WESTconsin is showing youth and teens how to get "Credit Union Strong"! This year’s
National Credit Union Youth Month™ theme, “Credit Union Strong,” positions credit unions as a source of financial strength; all month long, credit unions will be transformed into high-energy health clubs, where staff members will serve as personal trainers to get kids in top financial shape. Trent Hamm, contributor to U.S. News & World Report and writer on his website,, shares with us 5 Strategies for Raising Financially Smart Children.
Raising financially smart children in the modern world can be a real challenge. Their lives are full of material desires and marketing from an early age, their parents often commit financial mistakes themselves and they often do not see any reason to be concerned about money when their needs and most of their desires are met. How can a concerned parent pass on smart financial lessons from an early age that manage to get around these difficulties?
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