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Youth to Learn the Science of Saving™ at WESTconsin

Posted: March 29, 2018

WESTERN WI— WESTconsin Credit Union is taking young people on a sci-fi themed journey to a world of giant automatic savings robots, and piggy banks that fly. All of this is in the hopes of helping youth create a future of smart savings habits, a crucial life skill that too few young people are learning. A 2017 national survey found that almost 60% of Americans have less than $1000 in savings, and almost 40% had none. If saving is hard for adults, how can you possibly teach your children to save? It’s actually easy, making saving a habit at a young age shows the habit tends to stick.

WESTconsin offices are celebrating Youth Month™ by hosting several on-site and off-site financial literacy activities within each community. Families are encouraged to stop by their local WESTconsin office during Youth Month™ Focus Week, April 16-21, for fun learning activities. Youth who bring in a deposit during the month of April will receive a color changing cup full of treats. Visit $MART Financial Literacy at westconsincu.org for complete details and valuable online resources.

We are here to help. For more information, visit your local WESTconsin office or call (800) 924-0022.

WESTconsin Credit Union has been serving members since 1939, and membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the Wisconsin counties of Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, Taylor, Trempealeau, and Washburn, or the Minnesota counties of Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Isanti, Ramsey, Wabasha, and Washington, with a $5 minimum deposit in a Membership Savings Account. Credit unions are financial institutions owned by their accountholders, and member funds are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) up to at least $250,000.

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