Should credit unions offer financial education programs to people your age?
I really do think that lack of knowledge about the whole “how to manage your money” shebang is why people my age aren’t more involved with their money. I’ve had a credit union account for years, but until recently, my parents always handled everything. Now that I understand we are paying tens of thousands of dollars for college it feels real to me, even kind of scary. It’s even scarier when it is something I’m told is normal.
So I honestly got interested when I found some financial educational programs, like the FoolProof Solo program. Having a resource to help me understand more about money made me feel a lot better. And since it was online, it feels like I can poke around and figure everything out at my own pace.
The issue is most of us don’t know about these programs. So if you want us to participate, you have to tell us about these online resources, because of course we’re not going to come in to your branch and actually talk to someone – be serious.
As a multilingual 21 year old college student, Sam is a fine specimen of a demographic lots of credit union marketers are eager to reach. So we’ve asked him to blog about what he and his generation want and need from financial services and the world in general. If there’s anything you’d like to ask Sam, or if you have ideas for blog topics you’d like to see Sam take on, just post a comment.
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