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Tools and Links

Helping credit unions provide trustworthy financial education to members and to their communities with ready- to-use tools and links to trusted sources for more resources. Scroll down for resources tools and links for Adults, Teens and Youth.

Resources and Tools for Adults and All Ages

Ready to Use Seminars Ready-to-use customizable presentations and links to sources for seminar materials.

Right at Home and Right at Home Answers - Award winning DVD and website with financial answers for successful homeownership. Credit Unions may order DVD's to distribute or link Right At Home Answers to their website.

Money Matters Thumball™

The Money Matters Thumball is a fun and interactive way for participants of all ages to share and discover key concepts for successful money management. Developed by the Financial Education Council of the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, this exclusive custom designed financial education resource is now available to credit unions and other financial educators.

Money Matters Thumball Order Form
Money Matters Thumball Guide Get the most of out your Thumball experience with this usage guide that includes definitions, discussion suggestions and resource links appropriate to youth, teens and adults related to the personal money management terms on the ball.

The REALITY List - Ten things every consumer should know about money.

Resources and Tools for Teens Youth

Credit Union School Branch Handbook - A how-go guide for establishing a student credit union branch from the Financial Education Council of the Michigan Credit Union League

Youth Loan Manual - Guidelines for Success from the Financial Education Council of the Michigan Credit Union League

MCUL's Financial Lessons-in-a-box: A series of free downloadable classroom presentations for all ages.

Website Links 

Accel: Accel is a proactive financial counseling and education program designed to help all credit union members reach their financial goals. Their information and audio library contains consumer financial information for adults and youth.

Cash Course: National Endowment for Financial Education's (NEFE) website designed specifically to help college age students with financial management information. A site designed by and for students featuring information about why to go, how to go, and how to pay for college.

College Is Possible: American Council of Education's site motivating middle and high school students from underserved communities to seek a college education.

Consumer Jungle: A non-profit organization dedicated to providing young adults with the life skills that they need to become responsible, informed consumers.

Credit Unions Rock: A variety of information on financial topics for the whole family from youth to adult.

CUNA's Thrive by Five: Teaching preschoolers about saving and spending.

eXtension Personal Finance: eXtension is a partnership of 74 universities in the United States that provides information to help people improve their lives.

Federal Reserve Education: Classroom resources, games, simulations and publications for all ages.

FTC Financial Educator Web Resource: Consumer information Web site for financial educators.

Jump$tart Coalition: Contains a clearing house and a current listing of financial education resources available as well as research, best practices and standards.

Kid's Money: An interactive resource to help parents teach children successful money management habits and financial literacy.

Money as Your Grow: 20 things kids need to know to live financially smart lives from the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB): Information and resources for youth financial literacy.

NCUA Financial Education: Includes a financial education library; CU savings insurance information; financial education links; and a section of speeches, statements, photos and press releases.

My The US government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

Retirement Toolkit: From the US Department of Labor to help workers identify key issues related to retirement planning.

Smart About Money:The National Endowment for Financial Education's (NEFE) site containing financial education about financial planning, credit & debt, savings, investing, and retirement.

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