Safe Harbor Credit Union teaches savings to youngsters.

April 15, 2019

Safe Harbor Credit Union teaches savings to youngsters.

LUDINGTON — Safe Harbor Credit Union is continuing its Youth Month fun by teaching our youngest children about saving money. 

“April is Youth Month at Safe Harbor Credit Union and we’ve been having a lot of fun with kids in our lobby and going into schools, and even daycares to teach kids financial literacy and the importance of saving,” said Kyle Gurzynski, vice president of operations.

Gurzynski recently visited Leta’s Educational Child Care.

“Sure a lot of the daycare kids are too young to know about different types of loans, budgeting, and monthly bills, but they aren’t too young to understand that saving is important,” Gurzynski said. “We read the book ‘Out and About at the Credit Union’ and we went over the different types and denominations of money. These kids are very smart and well behaved, Leta and her crew do a phenomenal job with the kids. We were glad we could teach them about saving and hopefully they go home and tell their parents about how much they want to save.”

Each child left with their very own Safe Harbor Credit Union piggy bank, and maybe a little incentive to start saving, Gurzynski said. “It’s never too early to teach your children about saving.”

This month Safe Harbor has been to area schools teaching about financial literacy. Credit union staff have taught a class at the Mason County District Library Ludington branch that was well attended with students and plenty of grownups that want to learn about financial literacy as well, Gurzynski said.

 Safe Harbor still is offering its 5% youth CD along with its Smart Start savings program that pays for As for the students. Youth month is happening all month long in Safe Harbor’s lobby with a final celebration on April 26.

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