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Over the last several months, we have been talking about our brand new, totally free  Homeschool Financial Counselor.  In addition to a free Roadmap to help you plot your approach to teaching financial literacy to your children, we have also published quite a few articles, produced live informational and instructional videos, and more from the team at Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU).  As a mom (and a homeschool teacher,) I believe these resources are incredibly important for preparing our children to be good stewards of the good things God has given them and to prepare themselves to be usable no matter what He calls them to do. Carrying loads of debt, not managing resources wisely, etc., can be devastating when one is trying to follow God’s will for their lives. We don’t want our children to be strapped with that!!

Ready to find out more?  Download that road map today, sign up for our homeschool financial counselor program,  and check out these past blogs and videos for great tips:

Teaching Your Kids Stewardship (When you’re not good with money)

What You Need to Train Young Kids About Money

Tips for Teaching Kids to Manage God’s Resources

Giving Kids a Debit Card can be a Good Investment

Teach Your Kids to Succeed Financially: Video

TTD Financial Flying Start eBook – This is a transcript of an interview between Teach Them Diligently and ECCU.

Then, be sure to join us onsite at Teach Them Diligently events, where you can meet face to face with our homeschool financial counselor team.

Read on for more about ECCU and what they do to fuel a Christ-centered ministry worldwide!

ECCU Start Young Finances

Positive change from a biblical approach to banking:

At ECCU, your money does more than grow, it’s on a mission to change the world.

ECCU is a credit union for you, your family, your ministry and your church. We are a cooperative of Evangelical Christian individuals and organizations sharing our resources to grow and support ministry.

IN ADDITION to offering all the banking options you need (checking, savings, loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, ATMs, etc.), we want to help you improve your financial life and give you the opportunity to align your finances with your faith.

Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) stands with homeschooling families with offers and resources that are specifically designed to benefit your unique lifestyle. 

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And make your plans to join us at Teach Them Diligently Conventions this spring because we’ll have a special track of sessions that are all about finances, money savings, and financial education.

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Teaching Kids to Use a Debit Card, can Really Pay Off

As Parents, we would never toss our car keys to our teenagers without first teaching them to drive. In fact, we begin explaining the rules of the road to our buckled bundles of joy as soon as we start shuttling them between their countless events. It’s a natural way to ease them into an important skill they’ll need later.

So, why would we send them out into the adult financial world without training them how to manage a debit card? Before they are inevitably bombarded to open a credit card, we can drive home the benefits and consequences of credit, but use a similar and safer alternative learning tool—a youth debit card.

A debit card can be a great way for kids to gain practical experience with digital money management while they are still under your guidance and protection.

They Get Card Experience—You Stay in Control

Kids can miss the fact that swiping a little plastic card equates to spending real money. Having their own debit card and account helps them understand the cost of each swipe. Your kids can see how fast money actually disappears on small things, and we can monitor and motivate our kids to make better financial decisions.

Practice Makes Perfect (sense)

What better time for kids to make spending mistakes than when you can monitor their activity and correct any unhealthy financial habits. When they use a debit card, you can track their spending activity from anywhere and then later discuss and re-direct their spending. And, when they do make a financial mistake, and you’ve set a spending limit, it’s the perfect learning opportunity!

Spending Safely   

Carrying around a lot of cash has risks. If your teen’s wallet is stolen, you won’t be able to recoup the lost cash. Debit cards are safer, as they protect your child’s money with a security code, and they are subject to spending limits that you can control.

Cashless Convenience

No more handing out cash or worrying that they have enough for last-minute events. You can transfer money into their debit card account in seconds with a digital app, no matter where you are. Plus, it gives them the ability to not only use the card, but to get cash from an ATM while they are out.

The Credit They Deserve

Using a debit card won’t help with their credit report, but teaching kids to use a debit card responsibly is the first step toward building a good credit score later. If kids can keep debit card spending managed properly, that will affect their credit card habits later and help them establish a strong credit score.

If you’re looking for a youth debit card with all of these features and no maintenance fees, check out the Start Young Visa® Debit Card, the debit card that safely helps you prepare your teens (and even younger children) for the world of digital banking. The card is included with every Start Young Saving and Spending Account from Evangelical Christian Credit Union, the trusted source for Christian financial training.

Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) stands with homeschooling families with offers and resources that are specifically designed to benefit your unique lifestyle. 

 

Click the image and join the Financial Guidance Counselor Program for Free!

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And make your plans to join us at Teach Them Diligently Conventions this spring because we’ll have a special track of sessions that are all about finances, money savings, and financial education.

 

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About David and Leslie Nunnery

Leslie Nunnery and her husband David founded Teach Them Diligently, the nation’s premier source for gospel-centered homeschool events. With seven years of homeschooling experience from preschool-high school and a passion to encourage and equip homeschool families, this mom of 4 shares her know-how and insights weekly through Teach Them Diligently media and on TeachThemDiligently365.com.

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