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April is Financial Literacy Month—Celebrate with Us!

April may bring lots of showers to prep for May flowers—but it also brings lots of fun at Extra Credit Union! April is Financial Literacy Month AND National Credit Union Youth Month—an entire month dedicated to encouraging and empowering both young and old to learn more about finances and increasing financial literacy efforts in the United States! And we are so excited to celebrate one of our favorite months with YOU!

In celebration, we have a lot of “extras”—great events, giveaways, and learning opportunities for not only our members, but the entire community. Visit our website to see all we have in store for April—you’ll want to read all the way through to the end so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOPS
Adults: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2024
Children: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2024
Location: Macomb Intermediate School District: 44001 Garfield Rd. Clinton Twp., MI 48038

Extra Credit Union is partnering with Great Start and the Macomb Intermediate School District to bring adults and children two great workshops with helpful financial literacy lessons:

Adults: We’ll discuss credit and how it can affect your lifestyle and budget both positively and negatively. Dinner is included.

Children {ages 5 and older}: We’ll read Extra Credit Union’s children’s book, “Jack and Lucy,” and have a fun discussion about saving/spending/sharing money, coins, counting money, and more. Each child will receive a free copy of the book. We’ll also play a fun game with a lesson about needs vs. wants.

IN-PERSON LIBRARY EVENTS
Please note
: The following events will take place at a specified local library branch.

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME

Washington: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Center Line: 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2024

New Baltimore: 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Hey, kids: Join us during Money Smart Week as we partner with the Center Line Library for the $mart Money Michigan Kids Read Program. We will read “Owl + Otter and The Big Talent Show,” and each child will receive a free copy of the book, courtesy of the Michigan Credit Union Foundation. Center Line participants: After story time and a brief discussion, participants will be able to enjoy creating a themed craft that compliments the story.

WASHINGTON event: No registration needed. Story time location: Romeo District Library, Graubner Library branch: 65821 Van Dyke, Washington, MI. Event is open to the public.

CENTER LINE event: Registration is required by April 12, 2024: call (586) 758-8274. Limited seats! Story time location: Center Line Public Library: 7345 Weingartz, Center Line, MI 48015. Event is open to the public.

NEW BALTIMORE event: Registration is required by April 21, 2024: call (586) 725-0273. Limited seats! Story time location: MacDonald Public Library: 36480 Main Street, New Baltimore, MI 48047. Event is open to the public.

BUDGET GAME FOR YOUTH
5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Hey, tweens/teens: Come play a game with us at the Center Line Public Library!The Budget Game is a fun and engaging interactive simulation where youth have a set budget to purchase housing, transportation, food, and other financial responsibilities. But just like in real life, life happens, and our budgets may need to change. In the end, participants will have a better understanding of a budget.

No registration is required. Event location: Center Line Public Library: 7345 Weingartz, Center Line, MI 48015. Event is open to the public.

VISIT EXTRA CREDIT UNION DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL

FREE COIN MACHINE: Use the coin machine at our Main Office throughout April and we’ll waive the maintenance fee.

EXTRA CREDIT UNION ENCOURAGES KIDS TO SAVE

Kids or teens who open a youth account or make a $5 deposit will receive a $5 match; plus be entered in a drawing to win $100!*

*Includes youth savings and youth money markets. Limit one entry per member. Must be 17 or younger. $100 prize winner will be announced by 5/6/24 and funds will be deposited to youth member’s account. Valid 4/1/24-4/30/24.

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