Financial education is important for the growth and success of youth in our communities.
From pre-kindergarten to young adult, teaching kids about the importance of saving money and budgeting at an early age can have a profound impact on their future. Having an understanding of even the most basic concepts can inspire kids to consider their options before making important financial decisions and help them to achieve financial security.
At Members First, we’re here to help you or your child navigate the financial landscape and make decisions that work for your unique situation. These references are provided to give you a starting point. We’re here to help put it all together.
Preschool to College
The mission of the NH Jump$tart Coalition is to improve the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, activities, standards and educational resources. NH Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long, successful financial decision making. Their vision is for personal finance to be included in the education of all students. NH Jump$tart provides the collaboration needed to ensure this education. Their website features resources for teachers, students, and parents. Bruce Leighton, Members First Credit Union President and CEO, serves on the NH Jump$tart Coalition Board as Chairman.
Preschool to 5th Grade
The Education.com website offers games, lesson plans, printable worksheets, and advice for your preschool to 5th grade child. Access a library of resources covering over 800 skills and track your child’s progress.
Grades 4 to 12
From budgeting and taxes to finding a home and choosing a career, Flocabulary.com offers entertaining music-video lessons on financial literacy. Resources include vocabulary cards, games and quizzes.
College Bound Students
Learn how to begin the financial aid process, including completing the FAFSA, and applying for grants and scholarships.