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Are your kids on the right track to financial independence?

Are your kids on the right track to financial independence?

For many of today's young adults, the weakest link lies in learning the basics. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Junior Achievement USA (2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey), 40% of teens do not have a savings account, checking account, or debit or credit card, and 59% of teens do not have money management classes offered at their schools.

Achieving economic prosperity is difficult, and it's especially hard for young people who have never learned how to manage money.

Fitzsimons Credit Union is ideally positioned to respond because we believe in the power of education. We're here to help you launch the youth in your life toward financial independence, and here’s how:

Join. For starters, open a Savvy Savers savings account for each child in your family. 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. Our accounts are designed to help guide children to be financially responsible and are forgiving of any mistakes youth make when they are still learning.

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. Check out some of the financial educational resources available on our website. There are fun online tools appropriate for all ages.

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 Fitzsimons Credit Union and all credit unions a natural partner in pursuing financial security.

Take advantage of our National Credit Union Youth Month specials in April! Bring your kids into the credit union throughout the month of April and we’ll match their deposit (up to $5) into their Savvy Saver account.* Each child who stops by will receive a free goodie bag as well.

We're here to help. For more information, contact (303)340-3343 and check out what our Savvy Savers Club accounts have to offer.

*Offer valid April 1 - April 30. To receive offer, bring in a deposit for a Savvy Saver account and bring this coupon with you. Deposit must be made into a youth or teen savings account. Child must be present to receive offer. Limit one per account. Fitzsimons Credit Union reserves the right to reclaim bonus if the savings account closes prior to six (6) months from opening. To become a member-partner at Fitzsimons Credit Union you must meet at least one of the following criteria: live, work, worship or attend school in Aurora, Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg or eastern Centennial; be active or retired military; be a family member of those who meet the above criteria; or you or a family member work for any of our Select Employer Groups (SEGs). A minimum opening share (savings) deposit of $5 is required. Offer subject to change at any time. Federally Insured by NCUA.

 




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