A High Tech Way to Teach Old Fashioned Responsibility
As parents, we all want to teach our kids to function responsibly in the real world. We want them to learn how to save and spend smart!
In today’s world, that includes knowing how to manage money online and on your phone. NETCU partners with Family Mint to help you do just that!
What is Family Mint?
Family Mint is a program designed to develop money management habits that will benefit children for the rest of their lives. Financial success and independence starts with forming the right habits and behaviors. The workbook and program will help and reinforce these principles. This program is ideally suited for students ages 6-14.
How does it Work?
To begin, we will give you a workbook to work through with your child/children. Here they will learn the lessons needed to create their financial foundation.
Next you will use these lessons to help your child begin to manage their own actual money! Here the parent/teacher holds the money and becomes the “banker”. For younger children, you may want to keep actual cash in a jar so that they can see and touch it. Older children may want to keep their money in their savings or checking account at NETCU. However, when you use family mint, the parent/teacher remains in control of funds, and their online banking simulator is NOT tied to any account. So you are not going to make a mistake that would cost you fees or any other issues with NETCU. Family Mint creates a safe learning environment.
Through using the online banking simulator or the worksheets in the work book, you can help your child learn to manage their money. They will have accountability to you the parent and be forced to justify how they are spending or saving their money. It will create many teachable moments.
How do I get started?
Ready to go? Simply click here to contact us
for a workbook and online access. The workbook will walk you through the program step by step, but we will be here to help you with any questions along the way!
Need more info?
to learn more about the Money Management Certification Program.