NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — With backing of the Michigan Credit Union League, 21 credit unions have launched "Financially Made," an education/saving program aimed at turning teens into financially savvy consumers.

The program combines matching deposits with financial education to encourage students to begin and continue practicing good financial habits.

"We created the Financially Made program to equip kids with personal finance knowledge while giving them an incentive to save for a short-term goal, whether it's an iPod, cell phone, or extra cash for college," said Lori Bahnmueller, MCUL vice president of association services.

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