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I've Graduated High School, Now What? Part Two: Dealing with the Student Loan Crunch

Posted by August on Jun 6, 2023 12:11:46 PM

You've just graduated high school; what a major life accomplishment! Before you do anything else, pat yourself on the back. 

After the initial excitement of finishing up a chapter of your life ends, it's time to start planning for your next big adventure, college for most. One of the biggest things that people worry about when starting college is how they'll pay for it, which is why it's so important to understand the different options that are out there. In part one we talked about understanding student loans and in part two we're discussing other options that can help deal with the student loan crunch. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home, Life & School, Youth Financial Literacy

I've Graduated High School, Now What? Part One: Understanding Different Types of Student Loans

Posted by August on Jun 1, 2023 12:35:59 PM

You've just graduated high school; what a major life accomplishment! Before you do anything else, pat yourself on the back. 

After the initial excitement of finishing up a chapter of your life ends, it's time to start planning for your next big adventure, college for most. One of the biggest things that people worry about when starting college is how they'll pay for it, which is why it's so important to understand the different types of student loan options that are out there. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home, Life & School, Youth Financial Literacy

Things Your Teen Should Know About Their First Job

Posted by August on Apr 26, 2023 11:31:15 AM

April is CUNA Youth Month, a time when credit unions around the country join together to promote youth financial literacy. When looking for literacy material for kids, there tends to be a lot of material for younger kids, including activities and stories similar to what we've shared on our CUNA Youth Month page. However, there's not a lot of material for older kids, who are reaching the age where they're starting to manage their own money and have to consider things like bills, credit, and taxes. 

Below is a BALANCE blog post with things your teen should know about their first job (but they probably don't). If you're looking for additional literacy resources for your teen/young adult, BALANCE offers entire tool kits for teens and those just starting out

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home, Life & School, Youth Financial Literacy

Tips on How To Talk to Your Kids About Money

Posted by August on Apr 12, 2023 1:27:13 PM

Every April, credit unions around the globe join us in celebrating CUNA Youth Month. Youth Month is a great annual opportunity to engage with our young members and show them that Carolina Trust is here to help them throughout their financial journey.

The official theme for this year's National Credit Union Youth Month is "Unleash the Power of Saving at your credit union™." This theme makes saving for the future fun and encourages younger members to create financial dreams and work hard to see them through.

We know that talking to children about financial concepts can be challenging, as it's not always the most exciting topic, and they don't yet have money of their own to truly understand how to manage it. Here are a few tips that you can try to start the conversation about finances with your children at an early age and help prepare them to be financially literate adults. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home, Life & School, Youth Financial Literacy

Charting a Course for Raising Money Smart Kids: Part 2

Posted by August on Apr 25, 2022 11:17:08 AM

April is Credit Union Youth Month, and Carolina Trust is celebrating in full swing like we do every year. This year's official youth month theme is "Save Small. Dream Big. at your credit union™, and one day you may have enough to fulfill a financial dream!" This theme makes saving for the future fun and encourages younger members to create financial dreams and work hard to see them through.

Youth Month is a great annual opportunity to engage with our young members and teach them about important financial topics. Taking financial concepts and putting them into terms that kids can understand can be tricky, so I'm here to help!

In this BALANCE blog post, you'll learn different tips and tricks to raising kids that are financially responsible.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Youth Financial Literacy

Charting a Course for Raising Money Smart Kids: Part 1

Posted by August on Apr 21, 2022 4:42:34 PM

April is Credit Union Youth Month, and Carolina Trust is celebrating in full swing like we do every year. This year's official youth month theme is "Save Small. Dream Big. at your credit union™, and one day you may have enough to fulfill a financial dream!" This theme makes saving for the future fun and encourages younger members to create financial dreams and work hard to see them through.

Youth Month is a great annual opportunity to engage with our young members and teach them about important financial topics. Taking financial concepts and putting them into terms that kids can understand can be tricky, so I'm here to help!

In this BALANCE blog post, you'll learn different tips and tricks to raising kids that are financially savvy.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Youth Financial Literacy

Teaching Kids About Budgeting by Having Them Assist With Grocery Shopping

Posted by August on Apr 14, 2022 12:26:32 PM

April is Credit Union Youth Month, and Carolina Trust is celebrating in full swing like we do every year. This year's official youth month theme is "Save Small. Dream Big. at your credit union™, and one day you may have enough to fulfill a financial dream!" This theme makes saving for the future fun and encourages younger members to create financial dreams and work hard to see them through.

Youth Month is a great annual opportunity to engage with our young members and teach them about important financial topics. Taking topics like credit, investing, and budgeting and putting them into terms that kids can understand can be tricky, so I'm here to help!

In this blog post, I will show you how you can teach the kids in your life about budgeting by having them assist with grocery shopping.

I loved going to the grocery store with my parents as a kid. I would always try to sneak treats into the buggy and collect as many coupons from the aisle coupon machines as possible. Although going to the grocery store was a fun trip for me, I'm sure all of my shenanigans made it quite stressful for my parents. If you're in the same boat when it comes to grocery shopping with kids, try letting them assist with shopping. Having them help gives them something to do, and it's also an excellent opportunity to teach them about budgeting.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Youth Financial Literacy

Teaching Kids About Investing by Making a Mock Portfolio

Posted by August on Apr 6, 2022 1:08:21 PM

April is Credit Union Youth Month, and Carolina Trust is celebrating in full swing like we do every year. This year's official youth month theme is "Save Small. Dream Big. at your credit union™, and one day you may have enough to fulfill a financial dream!" This theme makes saving for the future fun and encourages younger members to create financial dreams and work hard to see them through.

Youth Month is a great annual opportunity to engage with our young members and teach them about important financial topics. Taking topics like credit, investing, and budgeting and putting them into terms that kids can understand can be tricky, so I'm here to help!

In this blog post, I will show you how you can teach the kids in your life about investing.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Youth Financial Literacy

Teaching Kids About Credit: Library Book Comparison

Posted by August on Mar 31, 2022 2:56:54 PM

April is Credit Union Youth Month, and Carolina Trust is celebrating in full swing like we do every year. This year's official youth month theme is "Save Small. Dream Big. at your credit union™, and one day you may have enough to fulfill a financial dream!" This theme makes saving for the future fun and encourages younger members to create financial dreams and work hard to see them through.

Youth Month is a great annual opportunity to engage with our young members and teach them about important financial topics. Taking topics like credit, investing, and budgeting and putting them into terms that kids can understand can be tricky, so I'm here to help!

In this blog post, I will try to explain the concept of credit by comparing it to a library book. If you're not already a cardholder at our public library, now is an excellent time to become one. Not only will your child get to do a bit more reading, but you can use the experience to explain the concept of credit.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Youth Financial Literacy

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