Financial Education Tools

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To make the best financial decisions in life you need the right tools and the right information.  At Federated Employees Credit Union we’re committed to educating our members with the best advice, tools and resources available.  Whether you’re planning for a big purchase, finance your education, remodeling your home or saving for your retirement, you’ll find everything you need right here.
 
KIDS & YOUTH
You can’t start financial education too early.  Helping children understand the value of savings and spending wisely will pay off as they grow.

Use this area to find games, fun activities, websites, video games and information about money for kids & youth.   You will find links to information on how to save money, what to think about when shopping and buying, and how to budget or plan so you’ll have enough money when you need it.
 
Kids  (3-12 years old)
• FirstGov for Kids - A safe place online where kids can create, play, and learn
• United States Mint - Find out all about the United States Mint for kids 
• TreasuryDirect for Kids - Find out all about the US Treasury for kids
 
Youth  (13-18 years old)
• Teen Resource Bureau - Financial information for teens written by teens
• Practical Money Skills for Life - Put your financial skills to test with various fun interactive  games
• LifeSmarts - National program helping high school students learn about consumer issues
 Young America Saves - Information to help teens save money and build wealth
       • Jump Start! - Take this quiz to see if you're ready to live on your own
COLLEGE RESOURCES
Whether you’re attending college soon, are a current student, or already have student loans, here are resources & tools to help you make the best decisions for you.

           • FECU Student Survival Kit - Products and services you need for financial independence!
• College Board Online - Connects students to college success and opportunity.
• FinAid - The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
 Practical Money Skills - Financial Literacy
Paying for College - Get help to make informed financial decisions about how to pay for college
Saving for College - Your guide to saving for college
          
 LIFE EVENTS
Every phase of life has its unique challenges, and some of those are financial. Circumstances and needs change over time, each different and complicated in its own way. Whether you’re trying to decide on the best housing option or planning for your kids’ college education or your parents’ care in their later years, you’ll be able to make better choices if you’re well-informed. Let Practical Money Skills & Love My Credit Union help you to build an understanding of the various challenges and opportunities you’re likely to face in the years to come.  Here are just a few of the topics available from each of these resources.
 
• Welcome to the Workforce
• Renting an Apartment
• Marriage
• Divorce
• Parenting
• Retirement
• Elder Care
• Handling the Unexpected
 
• Career Planning
• Consumer Resources
• Financial Planning
• House & Home
• Loan & Credit Management
• Tax Planning
• Travel