Tag: financial literacy strategy
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
April is Financial Literacy Month. Get Financially Fit!
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