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Summer of Money

Summer of Money Complete Press Kit

Credit Unions Provide Free Financial Education Resource to Parents, Educators
- Declare Summer Vacation as "The Summer of Money"

Download the complete Summer of Money Press Kit in PDF format.
TThe Kit Includes:

  • Description of The Summer of Money
  • How Ohio credit unions are promoting financial literacy
  • Results of a statewide survey on financial literacy
  • Key findings of the 2009 National Foundation for Credit Counseling Financial Literacy Survey
  • How to contact experts at credit unions for your financial stories
  • The Summer of Money Checklist: simple ways to teach kids about money during summer vacation

Support from America's credit unions extends
NEFE's High School Financial Literacy training to 5.4 million students

Credit unions committed to instilling responsible financial habits in young people

June 4, 2009 – In just under a decade, the credit union movement has helped nearly 5.4 million high school students receive financial literacy training through its support of the National Endowment for Financial Education's (NEFE) High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP).



Thrive By FiveNew study supports teaching money concepts to preschoolers

Credit unions' Thrive By Five program plants seeds fro a lifetime of financial success

June 3, 2009 – Research into how young children learn indicates that they are capable of acquiring basic money concepts long before they enter school. Through social interaction and observation, preschoolers can begin to comprehend such abstractions as the purpose of money.


 

Nearing Mandate Deadline, Credit Unions Reach Out to Ohio Schools

Awareness of free financial education resource sent statewide

August 6, 2008 – More than 800 letters were sent by the Ohio Credit Union League to guidance counselors throughout Ohio to remind them of an impending financial education mandate and introduce them to the free Web portal, www.MoneyAndStuff.info.


 

School Break is the Perfect Time to Teach Money Management to Your Kids

Involve your kids in fun, engaging money situations to help them develop financial skills

May 28, 2008 – It is never too early begin teaching your children basic financial principles like differing wants from needs, properly using credit and debit cards, saving, and budgeting. MoneyAndStuff.info provides this list of simple activities to help parents teach kids about money during the summer break.


 

Ohio Credit Unions Launch Effort to Improve Financial Literacy

Only 23 Percent of Ohioans Encourage Financial Education

Oakwood High School hosts launch in Dayton

May 23, 2008 – Dayton, Ohio

MoneyAndStuff™ was launched this morning at Oakwood High School with special guests State Representative Arlene Setzer (R - Vandalia) and Oakwood City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Mary Jo Scalzo. Credit union leaders from the Miami Valley area were also in attendance.


 

Ohio Credit Unions Launch Effort to Improve Financial Literacy

Only 23 Percent of Ohioans Encourage Financial Education

Whitehall Yearling High School hosts launch in Central Ohio

May 19, 2008 – Whitehall, Ohio

MoneyAndStuff™ was launched this morning at Whitehall Yearling High School with special guests State Representative Tracy Heard (D-Columbus) and Whitehall City Schools Director of Professional Development Juliet Peoples. Credit union leaders from Central Ohio were also in attendance.

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Credit Unions Provide Answer to Financial Literacy and 2010 Mandate

MoneyAndStuff.info created for educators, parents, and credit unions to teach money matters

April 30, 2008 – The Ohio Statehouse, Columbus

MoneyAndStuff™ was presented to members of the Ohio General Assembly this afternoon at the Ohio Statehouse. Senate Minority Leader Ray Miller (R-Columbus) and Majority Floor Leader Larry Flowers (R-Canal Winchester) spoke in support of the efforts of Ohio’s credit unions.

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Ohio Credit Unions Launch Effort to Improve Financial Literacy

Only 23 Percent of Ohioans Encourage Financial Education

The Oyler School hosts launch in Cincinnati

February 19, 2008 – Cincinnati, Ohio

MoneyAndStuff™ was launched this morning at the Oyler School with special guest Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Oyler Assistant Principal Lin Yates. Credit union leaders from Southwest Ohio were also in attendance.

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Ohio Credit Unions Launch Effort to Improve Financial Literacy

Only 23 Percent of Ohioans Encourage Financial Education

Hamilton Freshman School hosts launch in Hamilton

February 19, 2008 – Hamilton, Ohio

MoneyAndStuff™ was launched this morning at Hamilton Freshman School with special guest Hamilton City Schools Associate Superintendent Barb Fuerbacher. Credit union leaders from Southwest Ohio were also in attendance.


 

Ohio Credit Unions Launch Effort to Improve Financial Literacy

Only 23 Percent of Ohioans Encourage Financial Education

Toledo Bowsher High School hosts launch in Toledo

February 11, 2008 – Toledo, Ohio

MoneyAndStuff™ was launched this morning at Toledo Bowsher High School with special guests U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo), State Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo), State Senator Mark Wagoner (R-Toledo), State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania), and Toledo Bowsher Principal Larry Black. Credit union leaders from Northwest Ohio were also in attendance.

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Ohio Credit Unions Launch Effort to Improve Financial Literacy

Only 23 Percent of Ohioans Encourage Financial Education

Lima West Middle School hosts launch in Lima

January 9, 2008 – Lima, Ohio

MoneyAndStuff™ was launched in Lima this morning at Lima West Middle School with special guest Congressman Jim Jordan.

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Ohio Credit Unions Launch Effort to Improve Financial Literacy

Only 23 Percent of Ohioans Encourage Financial Education

Austintown Fitch High School hosts launch in Youngstown

December 13, 2007 – Youngstown, Ohio

MoneyAndStuff™ was launched in Lima this morning at Austintown Fitch High School with special guest State Representative Ron Gerberry.

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Ohio Credit Unions Launch Effort to Improve Financial Literacy

Only 23 Percent of Ohioans Encourage Financial Education

Woodland Hills Elementary School hosts launch in Cleveland

November 20, 2007 – Cleveland, Ohio

MoneyAndStuff™ was launched in Cleveland this morning at Woodland Hills Elementary School with special guests State Senator Lance Mason and Cleveland Metropolitan School District Deputy Chief of Pre-K-8 Education Renee T. Cavor.

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Ohio Credit Unions Launch Effort to Improve Financial Literacy

MoneyAndStuff helps parents and educators

Theodore Roosevelt High School hosts launch in Kent

November 20, 2007 – Kent, Ohio

MoneyAndStuff™ was launched in Kent this afternoon at Theodore Roosevelt High School with special guests State Senator Tom Sawyer and Kent City Schools Career Technical Advisor Kathy Thomas.

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90% of Americans who own pets also buy their animals Christmas gifts.

According to a poll, most people won't pick up money lying on the sidewalk unless it is at least a dollar.

Five percent of lottery ticket buyers buy 51% of all tickets sold.

People leave bigger tips on sunny days than they do on dreary days.

A typical $1 bill lasts about 22 months before it needs to be replaced.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces 38 million notes a day (about $541 million). 95% of that is used to replace old bills.

About 48% of the bills printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing are $1 bills.

Martha Washington is the only woman whose portrait has appeared on a U.S. currency note (a $1 Silver Certificate in 1886, 1891 & 1896).

If you had one billion dollars and spent $1,000 a day, it would take you 2,749 years to spend it all.

A Quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, one more than a dime.

There is a tiny "spider" hidden in the top right corner on the front of a one dollar bill (on the shield of the "1").

"Novus Ordo Seclorum" - the Latin phrase shown below the pyramid on the one dollar bill - means "New Order of The Ages".

Coins usually survive in circulation for about 30 years.

A nickel is the only U.S. coin that is called by its metal content, even though it is only 25 percent nickel (the rest is copper).