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The Future is Yours: Picture It! Save For it! Share It™ at WESTconsin

Posted: April 1, 2019

WESTERN WI— Determining financial goals in life, taking steps to achieve those goals and then sharing your success with others is a crucial part of growing up. That is why for financial literacy month in April, WESTconsin Credit Union will focus on helping young people picture their goals, make plans to help them save for them, and then share their success with those around them.

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 15-20, for games and learning activities. Youth who bring in a deposit during the month of April will receive a $MART cup filled with goodies. Visit $MART Financial Literacy at westconsincu.org/$mart/program-overview for complete details and valuable online resources.

Teach Your Little Foxes to Picture It! Save For It! And Share It!

Dreaming of our ideal future delights and inspires us. Children, with their fertile imaginations, are particularly good at dreaming. But to make dreams come true, you need to have clear goals and, very likely, save some money to make them happen. WESTconsin Credit Union can help you with both!

Putting your dreams and goals down on paper where you can see them every day actually helps you achieve them! Studies were conducted at Dominican University on the science of goal setting. The results revealed that writing down your goals on a regular basis makes you 42% more likely to achieve them than if you don’t record them. They determined that using your imagination (right/creative brain) and writing those plans down (left/logical brain) engages your whole brain, including your subconscious. This makes it easier for you to find and seize opportunities that will help you achieve your goals, as well as keep you motivated.

Young members who begin a habit of envisioning and recording their goals are more likely to achieve future goals as adults. This year’s Youth Month theme will give young members the encouragement they need to start this habit.

We are here to help. For more information about Youth Month, visit westconsincu.org/$mart/youth-month-2019

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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