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How to Sound Out the Many Ways to Manage Money

Aug 2, 2019, 01:00 AM by Olga Melancon

How to Sound Out the Many Ways to Manage Money
As a parent, you understand the importance of literacy. But, being “literate” about money matters is also important. Oftentimes, financial literacy is not required in school, which can make it a difficult topic to discuss with a child. However, we must still help our children “sound out” the many ways to manage their finances. That’s why we’ve partnered with Banzai!, a financial literacy program catered to kids and teens in the different stages of growing up:

Whether your child is in elementary school, middle school, high school, or even college, our free financial literacy program will expose them to real-life financial dilemmas. These dilemmas will allow them to make choices and experience the consequences of their actions in a fun, safe environment. Here’s what financial adventures lie ahead for your child:

Banzai Junior (ages 8 – 12): A young girl sets out to learn about money by starting a lemonade stand, opening her first savings account, and saving for a new bike.

Banzai Teen (ages 13 – 18): Follow the life of a recently graduated high school student, holding a job, working long hours, and making do with what life sends.

Banzai Plus (ages 18 and over): Tackle adult financial dilemmas, such as maintaining good credit, buying insurance, understanding taxes, and qualifying for a mortgage.

As kids and teens take steps to learning the basics of financial literacy, U.S. Eagle has ways to help them take what they learn and put it into practice. Credit Builder Credit Cards, Opportunity Checking Accounts, and First Step Starter Share Certificate Accounts are all excellent options for people who don't have an established financial history. Taking advantage of these starter accounts will help prepare them to handle more sophisticated accounts as they get older. 

But perhaps you also have some questions about finances? We have a solution for that too – it’s called Everfi. Think of Everfi as your online resource to the questions you’ve always wanted to ask. The best part? This learning experience is designed for your busy lifestyle. It’s both mobile and tablet accessible, available in both English and Spanish, and each module is only 2 – 7 minutes in length.

We can’t wait to embark on this journey with you – your wellness (and your family’s wellness) is our wellness.

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