We all know that budgeting and saving is important – but actually putting it into practice is much harder, especially for our kids! Being a parent comes with its own challenges and keeping track of a monthly budget can be overwhelming. But teaching our kids early on that saving is very important has so many benefits.
April is National Credit Union Month and we have partnered with True Sky Credit Union to offer free youth memberships designed to encourage your children to start saving early!
Mention Oklahoma City Moms Blog and Receive a Free Youth Membership
We are working on this campaign with True Sky Credit Union now through June. You can visit any True Sky OKC Metro location and mention Oklahoma City Moms Blog to open a free youth membership.
There are two accounts that encourage saving at a young age:
- The Bennie’s HighFlyers account is for kids ages eight and younger. They can earn savings rewards and a special birthday gift, as well as receive good grades incentives and enter into our quarterly drawings.
- The Aviators Youth Membership is for ages nine through 15. Youth can earn extra money and gift cards to local bookstores. They also receive a special birthday gift and are eligible for good grades incentives.
Once an account is open, you can encourage your child to make small deposits on a regular basis, getting them into the savings habit early in life.
Helpful Online Resources
If you need a little help with budgeting and setting financial goals, there are numerous resources online to help you save money, shop, and budget. Fun games for youth and information for parents can be found at MyMoney.Gov.
Additionally, the National Endowment for Financial Education offers 10 Basic Steps to help you understand your money so you can set financial goals and help your children save for the future.
Win Frontier City/White Water Bay Tickets
There are many benefits of being a member of True Sky Credit Union. As part of National Credit Union Month, HighFlyers and Aviators can participate in a coloring contest for a chance to win Frontier City tickets!
Youth members can drop off an entry to any True Sky Credit Union branch or send in their entry by April 30. Three winners will be announced from three different age groups, and each will receive Frontier City/White Water Bay tickets!
Here are contest rules, entry form, and coloring sheets:
- Coloring Contest Rules
- Coloring Contest Entry Form
- Coloring Sheet (Age 3-6)
- Coloring Sheet (Age 7-10)
- Coloring Sheet (Age 11-15)
Thank you for celebrating National Credit Union Youth Month and remember, mention Oklahoma City Moms Blog at any of our branches to open a free youth membership. Please visit TrueSkyCU.org for more information!