The Future Is Yours: Picture it! Save for it! Share it!
We often look at pictures to remember the past, but are you ready to picture your future?
If you ask your children, they can likely picture a future they would like to live in. Some dream to become doctors and help people, others want to be known for their talent. For children and teenagers, the future brings limitless possibilities. But no matter what their dream is, financial education can be instrumental in helping them achieve their goals.
Dreaming of our ideal future delights and inspires us. Children, with their fertile imaginations, are particularly good at dreaming. But to make dreams come true, you need to have clear goals and, very likely, save some money to make them happen.
Putting your dreams and goals down on paper where you can see them every day actually helps you achieve them! Studies were conducted at Dominican University on the science of goal setting. The results revealed that writing down your goals on a regular basis makes you 42% more likely to achieve them than if you don’t record them. They determined that using your imagination (right/creative brain) and writing those plans down (left/logical brain) engages your whole brain, including your subconscious. This makes it easier for you to find and seize opportunities that will help you achieve your goals, as well as keep you motivated.
Young members who begin a habit of envisioning and recording their goals are more likely to achieve future goals as adults. This year’s Youth Month theme will encourage our future leaders to start this habit.
Youth Month Savings Challenge
As your credit union, we want to help you teach your children to learn good financial habits. Together we can help them fulfill their dreams no matter big or small. To help our Young Members reach their financial goals, when an Explorer or Volt member age 18 or younger makes a deposit into their account, they will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a $50 cash prize!*
Explorer Club (Ages birth -12) Savings contest is open to Explorer members between the ages of birth-12. Member must have an Arbor Financial Credit Union Account. Deposits must be made to their Explorer account between April 1-30, 2019. There will be (1) one randomly selecred winner of a $50 prize which will be deposited into their savings account. Credit union employees and immediate family members are not eligible to enter.
Volt Account (Ages 13-18) Savings contest is open to Volt Account members between the ages of 13-18. Member must have an Arbor Financial Credit Union Account. Deposits must be made to their Volt account between April 1-30, 2019.There will be (3) three randomly selected winners of a $50 prize each which will be deposited into their savings account. Credit union employees and immediate family members are not eligible to enter.