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Tag: financial literacy strategy

BadCredit Wants You to Establish Good Credit

We are grateful to the editors of BadCredit.org who took an interest in Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union’s efforts to educate young members about the sound money management concept Save, Share, Spend, Earn through a partnership with Berenstain Enterprises and the creation of Bear Country Credit Union, an 1,100 square foot […]

How can we knock your socks off?

There is no shortage of studies and articles pointing to the need to boost financial literacy among U.S. citizens. Pardon any unintended bias, but quick research seems to show that credit unions actively promote and engage in financial education efforts more frequently and to greater degree than most other financial […]

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School Spirit Contest Engages Community

Chichester, Pa. School District’s Hilltop Elementary School has been awarded a special assembly featuring The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program, courtesy of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU). Each year FMFCU invites schools in its field of membership to participate in an online School Spirit Contest. The school receiving the […]

A Financial Literacy Legacy

John D. Unangst, President & CEO of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) and conceptualist of The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program is fondly remembered as a visionary leader. John’s idea to initiate conversation with Berenstain Enterprises was the planted seed that continues to sprout. He knew such an exclusive […]

Four Unique Ways to Promote Youth Programs

Launching an exclusive youth program spawned a bevy of unique promotional opportunities for PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union. After partnering with The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program and introducing the Cub Account in April 2017, the $156MM credit union saw an immediate increase in youth membership and a plethora of opportunities […]

Coin Counters: A Tool To Teach Children Sound Money Management

Coin Counters are an integral part of a credit union’s youth program. They provide children with a goal to save money and a memorable experience when the coins are dropped into the machine, sorted, and deposited. Even very young children understand the concept of saving money and watching it grow! Coin […]

Credit Unions Make a Difference

by Chloe Niu, Wharton Student & FMFCU Intern Credit unions and banks have coexisted for a long time, each offering financial services to serve their respective members and customers. Recent directives for credit unions, however, have raised the age-old question of where distinction between credit unions and banks exists. The […]

When Families Talk Openly About Money, It Pays

Chloe Niu, Wharton Student & FMFCU Intern Saving, spending, sharing, and earning are four simple words essential to greater objectives like success and independence. According to KeyBank, 76% of college students wish they had more help to prepare for their financial futures. Unfortunately, by the time students complete their academic […]

The Credit Union Difference

Imagine setting out to do something good in your community and the service you provide is so valuable that the demand for it rapidly increases to the point you’re nearly overwhelmed. Demand for services is good, right? But what if the service you’re offering is free? In the credit union […]

Surefire Method for Mitigating the Effects of Identity Theft

“This is a reminder to take inventory of what’s in our wallets,” my colleague said after he and I learned about a potential identity crisis. Note: Only the name of the subject in this scenario has been changed to protect the innocent. It was around lunchtime when my friend, Sarah, […]