Positive Financial Habits Should Start Early

Thanks to our partners at Credit Union of Ohio for providing this information.

Credit Union of Ohio encourages its members to build healthy financial habits at a young age. Whether it be helping with a savings strategy, offering free educational workshops, providing signature loans or scholarship opportunities—financial literacy for the entire family is at the core of Credit Union of Ohio’s mission.

Here are some simple and fun ways to encourage your kids to save:

  1. Encourage them to save a portion of their money from holidays and birthdays.
  2. Make it a fun experience by taking them to the branch and have them sign their name and make the deposit.
  3. Fill the piggy bank! Most children have some sort of piggy bank. Encourage them to save this money. Have them count and roll it to deposit into their savings account.

Credit Union of OhioYoung Adult Financial Workshop

Credit Union of Ohio’s believes it’s important to provide financial literacy throughout each stage of life. Their next Young Adult Financial Workshop takes place Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free workshop is open to the public but registration is required. All teens aged 16-18 years old are invited to attend.

To learn more about becoming a Credit Union of Ohio member, open a savings account for your child or to set up a free financial counseling session, visit its website or call (614) 487-6650.

Credit Union of Ohio is a full-service financial institution based in Hilliard with convenient locations throughout central Ohio. NCUA insured.


“Having a good relationship with your money can be easy, enjoyable and most of all rewarding. It takes someone to teach you and guide you but once you learn the fundamentals, good financial decisions become habit.” – Rich Capuano, CEO, Credit Union of Ohio

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Amy Onifer
Amy is an "on the go momma" to two spunky and fun loving kids (ages 9 & 8). She came to Columbus to pursue a career in elementary education and decided this was home. She’s an avid traveler, yet can’t master the art of packing. Her philosophy is bring it all because you don’t know if you’re going to need it. If you ever decide to take a trip with her, don’t worry about bringing a camera because she’ll take enough photos of the experience that it will likely crash your hard drive. Before kids, you could find everything neatly organized and straight vacuum lines in her carpet, but these days she's not bothered with worrying about the small stuff. You can catch her belting out her favorite song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and using her two left feet to bust a move with her family during their frequent impromptu dance parties. She loves living in such a family-friendly city!