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Heartland Credit Union raising funds for local homeless school children in CU Hooray

As part of its “Give Local,” initiative, Heartland Credit Union is working with The Madison Metropolitan School District’s Transition Education Program (TEP) to raise awareness of the plight of local homeless school children. The overall goal is to raise money to assist affected families. This year they’ve invited other area credit unions to join them to increase impact and grant funding. Participating credit unions include: Heartland Credit Union Summit Credit Union Heritage Credit Union Madison Credit Union Members First Credit Union For more information, visit the Madison Metropolitan School District website.


Monopoly Remixed in Fun Fun Fun

When it comes to teaching kids and teens about money, nothing beats a game of Monopoly. And the best way to keep things interesting? Try these variations on the official rules:


Secrets of the Magic Money Machines in Smarty Pants

With debit cards, credit cards, ATMs, online banking, mobile banking and electronic transfers pretty much the way of the world, today’s tech-savvy money culture raises the question: are kids getting financially desensitized?


Seven Ways to Help Preschoolers Learn About Money in Smarty Pants

Want to give your preschoolers a head-start in understanding basic money concepts? Here’s a list of some fun activities you can do with your kids: Use pretend money and play grocery store. Let your child put money in the parking meter. Next time you go shopping, have your child give the cashier the money. Take your child to work and explain, “this is how I earn money for food and clothes.” Open a credit union account and have them make regular deposits.  Talk about commercials they see on television. Set a good example.