Visit us during the month of April 2015 and help us celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month as we get "Wild about Saving".
Any youth account opened during the month of April will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card.
Here are some ways you can get your children on track to financial independence:
Join. For starters, get "Wild About Saving" and open a credit union savings account for each child in your family. Simpy click the become a member button at the top of this page to apply for their membership (a parent or legal guardian will need to be a joint owner for any child under age 18). As soon as your children can write, have them fill out deposit and withdrawal slips. Guide teenagers through using a debit card and tracking transactions.
Share. Include your children in household money discussions. Show them how you budget income and expenses. As their skills improve, give them challenges-such as finding a better cell phone plan, calculating the total monthly cost of owning a car, or sticking to a budget for back-to-school or holiday spending.
Coach. Remind your children to ask for help when they need it. And turn to your credit union when you want help. Our tradition of service and philosophy of self-help make Gallup FCU and all credit unions a natural partner in pursuing financial security.
We're here to help. For more information, contact us at Credit_Union@gallup.com or 800.301.3095