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April is National Credit Union Youth Month

Learning to save for what you want in life is a crucial life skill, but it’s one too few young people are learning.

The theme for this year’s Youth Month is “The Science of Saving,” Using fun, sci-fi-inspired characters, it encourages youngsters to imagine a future where piggy banks fly and giant automatic-saving robots visit credit unions.

The science in the theme is not science fiction – research shows that when you picture yourself in the future achieving a goal, like buying a car or going to college, saving for it becomes easier. 

Start small. Help them save for a toy they want. Then sign them up for a youth savings account where they save for far-off goals. 

As your credit union, we want to help you teach your children to learn good financial habits. Together we can help them blast-off toward a bright and wondrous future.

Telco will be participating in the National Youth Savings Challenge to encourage good saving habits, giving folks 18 and younger a chance to win a $25 gift card.

During the month of April all youth can enter to win by doing one of the following:

  • Open a savings account with a minimum of $20

  • Deposit a minimum of $20 in an existing Telco savings account

  • Complete a drawing entry card in one of our branches

There's going to be a winner at each branch, so that means we'll have 8 winners! Stop by your local branch in April to get them started saving... and enter to win $25.