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We’re devoted to our youth members. They represent the future of our credit union! That’s why we have a number of programs in place to serve and educate our youth. Check out our Youth Savings account for kids age 12 and under, or our teen checking program for teens age 15-18.

As parents, we’re here as a resource for you. Check this site often for new tips and tools to encourage sound savings habits. Together, we can help teach kids the value of saving and give them a head start in life.

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Teach Your Little Owls to Fly With Money Talks

The first step to teaching your kids about money is talking about money. “The most effective way to teach is by having frequent discussions and don’t ever lecture,” said Ted Beck, President and Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Financial Education, in a recent Wall Street Journal article. “Look for teachable moments and always be...

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Fannett-Metal Students of the Quarter

  1st Ed Credit Union sponsored Fannett-Metal School District’s Student of the Quarter. The students listed below were recognized for their academic achievement, attendance, work ethic and behavior in during the 2016-2017 school year, and they each received a gift card and a certificate of appreciation. High School: Claudia, 11th Grade Middle School: Klarissa, 7th Grade Elementary Schoo: Stevie,...

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Shalom Christian Academy Reality Fair

On April 21, 2016 1st Ed Credit Union hosted a reality fair for the 16 seniors at Shalom Christian Academy of Chambersburg. Each student submitted their preferred career choice and was given a budgeting worksheet with their salary and monthly take-home pay (after taxes, insurance and retirement contributions). The worksheet has a list of necessary...

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Fannett-Metal Students Visit 1st Ed Credit Union

On April 26, 2016, Fannett-Metal School District 5th graders visited 1st Ed Credit Union to take a tour and learn about the credit union. During their visit the students: Went through the process of a cash and mobile check deposit. Used the coin machine to exchange coins for cash. Learned why loans are necessary and why...

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Teens and Money Management

As a parent, you have the largest influence on the choices your children make through life, including how they approach their finances. Let the teenage years be a time to teach your kids about saving and money management. Remember, the earlier your teen learns to save money and track spending, the more prepared in life...

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