BANZAI: Free Financial Education

In school, we learn science, math and language arts, but how to balance a checkbook… that’s another story. At ALLIANCE Credit Union, we believe financial education is necessary to empower the youth in our community to make GREAT financial choices as they grow. So, we’ve partnered with Banzai, an online financial literacy program, to provide a FREE financial education program for kids AND adults.

For the last three years, ALLIANCE has been the sole provider of Banzai educational programs for teachers in the Lubbock area to use in their classrooms. Banzai provides workbooks and other materials for teachers that meet the Texas Standards for financial education. Now, through Banzai Direct, ALLIANCE is excited to offer Banzai’s financial education program to ANYONE. Just visit alliancecutx.com/banzai to register and get started for FREE.

Banzai Benefits:

– It’s FREE
– Courses for: Elementary aged children, junior high, high school & adults
– Real-world financial scenarios (like earning an income, paying bills, saving for the future, starting a business, etc.)
– Financial calculators
– An online library with short-read articles
– A 5 hour financial education course with certificate of completion
– And so much more!

This program is educational AND entertaining. Think you have finances down? Try your hand at the interactive coursework, you may be surprised how hard it is to ALWAYS make the right decision financially. Have a youngster in your life that thinks money is really just the thing that gets you more pokemon cards? Start them on the path to financial wellness with ALLIANCE and Banzai today!

CU Youth Month

Annually, credit unions across the U.S. take time to focus our efforts on impacting the youth in our communities as part of CU Youth Month. ALLIANCE offers Youth Savings accounts for children of all ages and Youth Checking accounts (with a debit card!) for children as young as 12. Beginning April 1, 2019, we will be matching the opening deposit (up to $25) for any youth account opened that provides a certificate of completion from the Banzai financial education program. To get started register online for FREE at alliancecutx.com/banzai. Post and follow #CUYouthMonth to let everyone know you’re getting involved! ALLIANCE Credit Union, 30,000 members strong and counting.

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