Wis. Takes Several Steps on Financial Education

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The Wisconsin league reported the state's credit unions will "redouble" efforts to educate youth on financial matters. The decision comes at the same time a state task force is meeting to address the pressing need for better financial education in Wisconsin.

Among the related efforts being cited by the league:

* Cathie Tierney, President of Community FCU in Appleton, is representing credit unions on the state's Financial Education Task Force.

* The league is sponsoring the state's Institute on Financial Education, set for August 5-9 at Edgewood College in Madison. The Institute gives teachers the skills and materials they need to bring financial education to the classroom.

* Wisconsin credit unions are operating student-run branches within local schools in Appleton, Eau Claire, Kimberly, Manitowoc, Marinette, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Superior and Waukesha.

* Credit unions are making financial presentations to youth and offering youth savings programs and education.

* Credit unions will observe National Credit Union Youth Week April 14-20 to focus on how young people earn, spend, save and manage money, and increase efforts to help them achieve financial self-sufficiency as young adults.

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