WLFCU wants to help you help your kids achieve financial success, so we're offering this financial literacy program totally free to our members! The gift of financial literacy is one of the most valuable gifts you’ll ever give. Banzai is a "learn by doing" program that teaches healthy spending habits, planning ahead and financial responsibility through online interactive games. It's completely web-based so there's no need to install any software - you have full access from anywhere, anytime. There are three courses offered for different age groups:
- JUNIOR (ages 8 - 12) Focuses on income, budgeting, savings, borrowing and making trade-offs: A child sets out to learn about money by starting a lemonade stand, opening his or her first savings account, and saving for a new bike.
- TEEN (ages 13 -18) Focuses on rent, credit cards, auto loans, insurance and taxes: Follow the life of a recently graduated high school student, holding a job, working late hours, and making do with what life sends.
- PLUS (ages 18 and older) Focuses on credit score, insurance, taxes, mortgages and identity theft: Tackle adult financial dilemmas, such as maintaining good credit, buying insurance, understanding taxes, and qualifying for a mortgage.
Banzai for Educators
WLFCU is a strong advocate of financial literacy. We believe that when kids learn about money and saving at a young age they will grow up to be financially savvy!
For this reason we have partnered with Banzai to offer FREE financial literacy curriculum to the educators and students in our areas schools. Over 30,000 teachers in all fifty states use Banzai to teach students how to manage their money.
As part of WLFCU’s financial awareness mission, we offer presentations on a number of finance or career-related topics. Area high schools and middle schools have partnered with us to put students on the path to financial success.
If you are interested in using our Banzai program in your classroom or having a WLFCU representative speak to your students on financial literacy, please contact our Marketing Department at (860) 292-2940 or info@WLFCU.com.