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The Three Jars

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Just for Kids | Comments Off on The Three Jars

When it comes to smart money management, transparency is key. For adults, that means keeping accurate records. But how can young children get a real sense of how much of their money goes to spending and how much they’re saving? It can be done by providing them with a simple, visual system for dividing their money. Instead of an old-fashioned piggy bank, consider using three clear glass jars. As soon as your child is old enough to do basic chores without much supervision, consider assigning a dollar amount for each week to the work they do. Give them the aforementioned three jars and label them: Spend, Save and Give. Spend – This is pretty simple and natural for...

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Surfing the WEB

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Just for Kids | Comments Off on Surfing the WEB

Surfing The Web? Learn How To Stay Safe! You are growing up in the age of technology. Like most other kids you’re probably using your computer and the Internet for lots of different things – doing homework and school projects; chatting with friends and family; learning about things you like such as sports, movies, or arts and crafts; playing games; listening to music; watching videos; and much more. While it is a great tool, it can also be dangerous in certain ways. There are websites that can be scary or unsafe for kids, and bad people known as “predators” who try to share pictures and info that can be upsetting, confusing, or downright...

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Decoding a Dollar Bill

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Just for Kids | Comments Off on Decoding a Dollar Bill

Decoding A Dollar Bill Have you ever wondered what the letter inside the circular seal means on the front of a dollar bill? The black seal with the big letter in the middle signifies the Federal Reserve Bank that placed the order for the bill (A = Boston, B = New York City, C = Philadelphia, D = Cleveland, E = Richmond, F = Atlanta, G = Chicago, H = St. Louis, I = Minneapolis, J = Kansas City, K = Dallas, and L = San Francisco). This letter also corresponds to the black number (Federal Reserve District) that is repeated four times on the front of the bill. For example, if the bill is from St. Louis with the letter H in the circular seal, then the number on the bill will...

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THE HUMMINGBIRD MOTH

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Just for Kids | Comments Off on THE HUMMINGBIRD MOTH

The Hummingbird Moth The Hummingbird Moth is not a hummingbird at all. It’s a moth and it belongs to the family of moths technically called the Sphingidae family or Sphinx family of moths. They tend to fly strong and fast. Their size and rapid wing beats allow them to hover and feed like hummingbirds, which is why they were nicknamed Hummingbird Moths.   A hummingbird moth is considered to be a medium to large moth with a wingspan of five or more inches. They are usually active at dusk. However, they have been known to be active throughout the day traveling from flower to flower, like a hummingbird. The hummingbird moth will feed on a flower like a hummingbird,...

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Interesting Slinky Facts

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Just for Kids | Comments Off on Interesting Slinky Facts

* Naval mechanical engineer Richard James invented the Slinky by accident. In 1943, he was developing springs that could support and stabilize sensitive instruments aboard ships in rough seas. He accidentally knocked one of the springs from a shelf and watched as the spring “stepped” in a series of arcs to a stack of books, to a tabletop, and to the floor, where it re-coiled itself and stood upright. Slinkys went into production in 1945. * Initial Slinky sales proved sluggish but sales soared after it was demonstrated in November 1945 at Gimbels Department Store in Philadelphia. The toy was a hit – the entire inventory of 400 Slinkys sold out in within...

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Credit Union Strong: Pump Up Your Savings

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Just for Kids | Comments Off on Credit Union Strong: Pump Up Your Savings

It’s all about YOUth in April. It’s National Credit Union Youth Month! It’s also Financial Literacy Month. It’s a time to highlight how smart and important it is to be financially fit. How do you get to be financially fit? Exercise your savings muscles. Pump up your savings with these tips: * Don’t spend every penny you get from an allowance, a gift, or doing extra chores. Divide it into thirds: one part to spend, one part to share with those in need, one part to save. * Set aside any change you have in your pocket at the end of the day. Put it in a special box or piggy bank. Then, when it’s time to go to the credit union, bring it to put in your share...

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