This week’s blog post is featuring Chris Wolgamott, the Director of Financial Counseling and Governmental Affairs at Meritrust Credit Union in Wichita, Kansas. Chris started out as the only Certified Financial Counselor with the credit union, and has great stories of how the Financial Counseling program can change your members’ lives. The Enhanced FiCEP […]



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  In this special summer episode, it seemed appropriate to highlight a unique financial education event from Tallahassee-Leon FCU. The MBA Summer Camp, or “Mini Billionaire’s Academy” is a fun summer camp program that uses experiential learning to teach kids about money. The Foundation has been familiar with the program as they’ve been a previous recipient of a Biz […]



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  The Foundation is a huge believer in experiential learning, or learning by “doing”. One example of this is high school Reality Fairs, which is an interactive fair for high school students to help prepare them for their financial futures. Today, 26 states are offering students Reality Fair Programs – 14 of which can be […]



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  On this podcast, we’re digging into the CFE Fund’s Bank On platform. Bank On supports local coalition and financial institution efforts to connect consumers with safe, affordable bank accounts. The CFE Fund has developed Bank On National Account Standards, which provide a benchmark for safe, low cost transactional products. Financial institutions, such as credit unions, […]



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  On this super-sized podcast, we have an unprecedented three guests to discuss the Life Simulation exercise and will get three interesting perspectives on how to leverage it. First, what is the Life Simulation? The Life Simulation experience is designed to help people begin to understand what it might be like to live in a […]



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