Expanding your financial education efforts beyond the classroom walls and drawing relevant parallels from life, including pop culture, may help the lessons sink in.
Competition to retain and win customers is stiff between banks and credit unions.
The poor economy is forcing many banks and credit unions to consider downsizing their branch networks. And if downsizing is done correctly, it could be a godsend to the institution.
For years, credit unions have urged members to regularly review their accounts in order to avoid overdrafts and quickly spot questionable transactions.