Save Small. Dream Big.
Every April, The Credit Union National Association (better known as CUNA) puts together a theme for National Credit Union Youth Month, with hopes to encourage kids to develop healthy saving habits by making savings fun and exciting!
This year's theme is "Save Small. Dream Big. at your credit union." It uses the image of a magical rainbow with a wish-fulfilling gold star at the end. We want to tell young members that their dreams are attainable, no matter how big they are.
Dreaming big doesn't mean you need to start with big actions. The first small step is usually the hardest, but once it's taken, you can use momentum to propel you forward.
Rock Valley Credit Union is celebrating youth all month long. Here are ways your kiddos can get in on the fun:
- Download the coloring sheet HERE!
- Turn your sheet into a work of art
- Once you are finished, submit it to email@example.com or bring it in to any of our branches any time before April 11th to enter. Please be sure to provide contact information (First & last name, age and phone number) so we can contact you if you're a lucky winner!
Check back in here on April 1st for a kid-tastic video surprise. You definitely don't want to miss out!
Small Steps for Big Dreams
Tips for Parents
Count your rainbows, not your thunderstormsFor younger children you can illustrate the concept of budgeting by using three clear jars that represent current expenses, short-term savings, and long-term savings. Separating cash into jars makes it easy to compare the results of spending and saving.
Shine like the stars
One of the best ways to teach a lesson is by doing so without kids even realizing they are learning. Play games that include a financial component like Monopoly or Life and help kids strategize during the game. This will help them learn the importance of budgeting and planning for the future, all under the guise of play.
Aim for the stars, land on the moon
We can't have everything we want! Ask your child to list 10 things they want. Then have them rank them from most important to least important. Once the list is created, strategize with your child about how they can achieve their wishes.
Have any questions?
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