Financial Education Tools
Whether you’re thinking of buying a car, a home, or just looking to gain control of your finances, try Anytime Adviser Online Coaches.
Through interactive exercises and simulation games, you’ll learn how to make financial decisions you can be proud of.
Anytime Adviser Online Coaches are available for:
• New Car Buying
• Used Car Buying
• Home Buying
• Checking Account
• Credit Management
• Identity Theft
Home and Family Finance Resource Center
If you want a powerful tool that can save you time and money, then try Home and Family Finance Resource Center. It is a credit union specific resource for personal financial information.
This resource provides a new article to you weekly and contains calculators, news stories, and survey results for the following topics:
• Money Savvy
Before you borrow, spend, or invest, consult the Home and Family Finance Resource Center.
Plan It Retire Ready Toolkit
Get ready for retirement with Plan ItTM Retire Ready Toolkit. It's a free online resource that can help you plan for—and achieve—retirement security. Access articles, listen to audio clips, run "what if" financial longevity scenarios, and listen in on the financial conversations on PreRetiree Lane.
Create a personal profile
Track your own retirement savings
Print personalized charts
Make retirement to-do lists
Plan ItTM Retire Ready Toolkit. help improve your financial future.
FOR AGES 18-30
Learn how to manage your future with online articles, blogs and videos about money management written by young adults for their peers. MoneyMix™: Launch Your Life is loaded with financial tools and advice adults ages 18 to 30 need. Topics cover decisions and challenges such as renting or buying a house, purchasing a new or used vehicle, living on a food budget, and paying for a wedding.
MoneyMix™: Launch Your Life has an easy budgeting worksheet to help map out expenses. It’s a great tool to help you reach your goals.
FOR TEENS AND YOUTH
Guides to Independence
Teenagers, want the keys to your own personal financial freedom? Get them with Guides to Independence. These quick online interactive courses make learning about succeeding financially fun and educational.
Guides to Independence is entertaining financial education. Available 24/7 on our Web site, Guides teaches vital financial skills such as balancing a checkbook, using a debit or credit card, buying a used car, managing debt, saving and investing, and more. There's even a course on that favorite teenage pastime—shopping!
Each Guides course contains about 15 minutes of activities that make learning fun. The college-age role models who serve as guides teach the tools of independent living with honesty and humor.
We know that becoming financially responsible might not be the top priority for you today. That's why Guides rewards course completions with free tunes from eMusic®.
If your kids want a fun and educational tool to help learn about the value of money, try Googolplex. It is an online magazine custom designed for youth.
This site covers everything from basic money concepts to credit card interest rates through colorful stories and interactive games.
Googolplex has something for all ages:
• Five Spot is designed specifically for elementary aged children
• AJ’s is designed specifically for middle school aged children
• C-Note is designed specifically for high school aged children
OTHER EDUCATION AVAILABLE
Lunch and Learn
Federated Employees Credit Union is committed to providing you on-going information about financial topics that may be of interest to you. Throughout the year we host educational sessions over the lunch hour on the various financial topics.
The time and date for each lunch and learn session will be posted on our home page. Be sure to check our website periodically so that you can become a more educated consumer.
If you are unable to attend our sessions, we have them available on DVD for you to check out and view on your own time. The following are currently available for checkout.
• Tips to Prevent Identity Theft
• College Planning
• Building a Basic Budget
• Investing Basics
• Teaching the Value of the Dollar to Kindergarten-8th graders.
To check out one of these DVD’s, contact us.