Helping You Make Informed Financial Decisions
You are never too young or old to learn how to manage your money! For nearly 15 years, AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union has taken the initiative to teach our community about their finances with topics including money management skills, the importance of budgeting, and the importance of being responsible with credit.
Among our many financial literacy initiatives, AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union has two student branches located in area high schools. Additionally, AmeriChoice visits local schools and teaches students about financial literacy and the importance of saving.
To help the next generation make smart money choices at any age, AmeriChoice’s youth clubs offer a variety of benefits including informational newsletters geared toward their specific age group. Our members age 0-12 are part of our Dollar Dog Kid’s Club, where their mascot, Dollar Dog, helps children make smart money choices! For our older youth members, we have a MyChoice Teen Club for members ages 13-17.
Financial literacy workshops are taught at area school districts throughout South Central Pennsylvania. These lessons range from budgeting and saving to the basics of credit and money management. AmeriChoice also has college-age programs that are focused more heavily on credit and credit scores and adult-geared programs like the FDIC’s Money Smart program. Workshops can be customized to any age group or situation. Please contact Brittney Monteith, our Marketing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a financial literacy workshop today!
Financial Literacy Resources
Below are some of the best programs dedicated to financial literacy. Check their websites out to explore financial literacy topics and learn how to better manage your money.
Smart About Money – smartaboutmoney.org
- Initiative of the National Endowment for Financial Education
- Unbiased Resource Center
- Articles, calculators, and tips to help you manage money
PA Office of Financial Education – moneysbestfriend.com
- Initiative of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- Information and tips on Money Management
- Useful tools and resources such as calculators
Practical Money Skills – practicalmoneyskills.com
- Educator-developed and approved
- For use at home, school, or work
- Personal finance articles, games, and lesson plans
iGrad – igrad.com
- College graduate resource for money, jobs, careers and internships
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Identity Theft Education – Digital Defense
AmeriChoice provides free education, training, and awareness on identity theft through a partnership with Digital Defense. Digital Defense provides various online courses handling a wide variety of topics related to identity theft. Learn about worms, viruses, firewalls, and how to protect yourself when you are online.