April is Financial Literacy Month but year-round programs are under wayby credit unions in their membership areas across the country,according to NAFCU.

A survey of its membership found that 58.9% of the respondentstake part in a financial education program at a local high school.The average respondent said it participates at more than 10 schoolsand has been operating the program for more than eight years.

Credit counseling is the focus in 63.6% of the programs, withretirement planning (48.5%), encouraging savings (42.4%) andmortgage counseling (39.4%) also emphasized, the respondentssaid.

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