Family Mint

Family Mint

A High Tech Way to Teach Old Fashioned Responsibility

FamMintIconAs 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. 

 

Check Out the Video to see how the program works.

 

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 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.  But when you use family mint, the parent 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 fill out an enrollment form.  We will send you a workbook in the mail that includes the code you will need to access the online software.  The workbook will walk you through the program step by step.  We will be here to help you with any questions along the way!