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BadCredit Wants You to Establish Good Credit

Thank you 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 financial […]

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 […]

The ripple effect of education and outreach

It’s no coincidence the annual Partners in Education Celebration takes place in the middle of National Financial Literacy Month, and it’s no surprise that the Philadelphia region’s premier education recognition event is organized by a credit union. Remarkable is the extent to which one credit union’s local efforts extend nationally […]

NCUF’s Gigi Hyland Named Financial Literacy Advocate of the Year

For her commitment to and active involvement in financial education, National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) Executive Director Gigi Hyland has been named 2018 Financial Literacy Advocate by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU). She will be formally honored April 19, 2018 at the annual FMFCU Partners in Education Celebration, […]

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 […]

Get The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money Credit Union Edition

Credit Union Network for Financial Literacy (CUNFL), the sole distributor of the credit union version of The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money (Random House) is making this title available to all credit unions. Before now, this special edition of the 1983 classic was only available to credit unions participating in […]

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 can understand the concept of saving money and watching it grow! […]

Bear Business: Three Essentials for Growing a Community

Make no mistake about it, O Bee Credit Union placed larger-than-life (2-3 times larger) images of The Berenstain Bears in the windows of their Yelm branch to capture the attention of thousands of motorists traversing nearby highways. The Olympia-based financial institution did this to build trust, offer value, and drive […]

Pima FCU & Providence FCU Adopt The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program

Welcome Pima and Providence Pima Federal Credit Union, Tuscon, AZ and Providence Federal Credit Union, Portland, OR are the latest to adopt The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program. They join a growing network of credit unions implementing a solution to the documented need to boost financial literacy. Pima launched the […]