MADISON, Wis. – Googolplex: The CU Guide for StudentMoneymakers, the on-line youth magazine from CUNA, is sporting afresh, upbeat and more user-friendly design just in time forsummer. The revamped Googolplex is a result of feedback from threevarious age groups on the youth editorial board who not only guidedesign changes, but also subject content. As part of theimprovements, for the youngest members, Googolplex provides more`moving parts.' For middle school students, better navigation, andmore `flash.' For high school students, a more collegiate theme,and easier access to story archives covering topics ranging fromusing money wisely, to getting along in the world of increasingresponsibility. In addition, games offer challenging puzzles andquizzes. The new Googolplex also offers improved differentiation ofthe three reading and interest levels. Five-Spot Clubhouse features10-year-old cartoon characters in their treehouse. 5-Spot Clubhousehelps elementary students address basic money concepts such assaving and spending; AJ's Mall features 17-year-old students at themall. AJ's Mall addresses popular middle school topics such asmaking friends, getting rich, and shopping; and C-Note Universityopens with real-life photos of young college students. C-Noteincludes top-notch content that offers financial and personaladvice for high school students (and their parents) on topics suchas cars, college, getting rich, and shopping. “Our goal is to keepyoung members coming back to our subscriber credit unions' Websites to learn about financial topics through a fun format,” saidPhilip Heckman, director of youth programs/Googolplex editor inCUNA's Center for Personal Finance. According to Heckman, thenation's youth are one of the most Internet-savvy groups, andGoogolplex remains one of the best ways to communicate with themand improve financial literacy. Last year Googolplex broke allrecords, appearing on more than 800 subscriber credit union Websites nationally.

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