Financial Literacy Kits, Resources Available

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The Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union (MTEFCU) and Portage Lake District Library (PLDL) are proud to announce their partnership in launching a new financial literacy display at the PLDL.

Of this partnership, MTEFCU Marketing Specialist Lindsay Capek said, “We are excited to partner with PLDL to provide these materials to the community. Financial education is such an important facet of everyday life
regardless of what age you are or what background you have, and until now, the area has lacked resources liked this. We’re glad the PLDL chose the MTEFCU to help spearhead this effort!” PLDL Program Coordinator Michael Stanitis added, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the credit union to provide financial wellness resources to library patrons of all ages. Given our current economic climate, providing education on smart fiscal practices is probably more important than ever. This program ensures the library has the necessary resources to respond and help our community.”

The financial literacy display is located in the PLDL lobby and includes:
Books for all ages about saving, budgeting, estate planning, taxes, investing, and more; Hands-on activity kits for youth to check out which contain play money and lessons about counting, saving, earning, and spending money;
Free copies of the book “Give It”, which were donated by the Michigan Credit Union Foundation to be distributed to interested youth (while supplies last); and Information about additional financial resources, such as apps and online games.

The MTEFCU and PLDL hope that the community enjoys and takes advantage of all the resources this display has to offer. Community members who would like more information about future educational opportunities should follow both the MTEFCU and PLDL on Facebook and Twitter.

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