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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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Seizing an Opportunity to Serve

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  –Thomas Edison Recognizing and seizing opportunities to serve is the first step in Servant Leadership—a popular topic in any business, including the financial industry, and a method as germane to organizations as it is […]

Berenstain Bears Road Trip Promotes Financial Literacy & School Spirit

Fun-Filled Assembly was Prize for Winning School Spirit Contest The Berenstain Bears visited Woodlyn Elementary School in Ridley, PA, Thursday, June 9, 2016 as part of a special story time assembly, which the students earned after winning Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union’s annual School Spirit Contest. The second consecutive online […]

Financial Literacy & The Bear Necessities

The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program attracts attention in the UK and is featured in an article about Credit Unions in Co-operative News.