Credit Union Home Page was created by the Ohio Credit Union League on behalf of Ohio's credit unions.

Get involved! makes it simple for you to educate kids and teens about financial matters. Using our custom Toolkit, you can lead lessons right out of the box. Take these lessons into your local schools, youth centers, or host your own class.

Resources for Credit Unions

Financial Road Map

Reality Fair

  1. Reality Fair Home Page  (Contact us for a password)
  2. FoolProof Curriculum for Credit Unions
  3. Log In for access to web banners, logos, and online toolkit   (Contact us for a password)
  4. Toolkit  (Contact us for a password)
  5. Downloads  (Contact us for a password)
  6. Learn about the Ohio Credit Union League
  7. More helpful money websites


New Lessons

Check-Writing Basics
Learn how to correctly write a check, one of the most basic tasks of personal finance.

Maintaining a Checking Account
Keeping track of your checking account by accurately recording payments and deposits is key to avoiding bounced checks.


Ohio Dept. of Education Personal Finance Standards

The Ohio Department of Education's content standards include standards for personal financial education that lessons on can help satisfy. Specifically, the Personal Financial Literacy section of the Family and Consumer Sciences Content Standards (Standard 3) requires that students must be able to "Demonstrate Personal Financial Literacy." Read Standard 3 here as a PDF. or view it on the Ohio Department of Education's website


Partner with a School

Credit unions exist to improve their members' lives with financial services. In step with their motto of "People Helping People", credit unions across Ohio provide volunteers to visit classrooms and teach financial lessons using the Education Toolkit.

For more information on partnering with a school near you, visit the partner page or contact Kim Stewart at the Ohio Credit Union League via email or at 1-800-486-2917.

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).