Make April A Month To Remember With Financial Literacy And Youth Month Celebrations

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April 14, 2022

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Did you know that April is National Credit Union Youth Month and Financial Literacy Month? Arbor Financial started as a teacher’s credit union, and we are excited to be rooted in education to this day. Read more about our upcoming youth month events and year-round ways to help you GET MORE out of your finances.

Youth Month Savings Challenge

Help your child learn the importance of saving. During April, members 18 and under are invited to participate in our Youth Savings Challenge. To participate, members just need to make a deposit into their account, and each deposit is counted as an entry to win one of four $25 Visa gift cards.

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Cuna Challenge: click here for official rules 

Join Us for Story Time

Join us on Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at our 9th Street location for story time with Mrs. Sara. Each child will receive the book Count on Pablo by Barbara DeRubertis to read along with and take home. The book will teach students how to skip count, a lesson about money, and how to make salsa in a fun and engaging format.


Coloring Contest

Time to get creative and have fun! This year we will be hosting a Youth Month coloring contest for children 12 and under with lots of fun prizes. The first ten submissions automatically win a BOGO gift card for the Kalamazoo Nature Center, and one lucky winner will win a family four-pack to Airborne Adventure Park! To enter, simply post a photo of your coloring sheet on the pinned Facebook post or turn in your sheet at any of our 12 locations. You can print the coloring sheet here, or pick one up at a branch near you. 

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Family Movie Event

Join us at the movies! We have planned a member-exclusive movie event for families to view The Bad Guys. The ticket price is $5 and includes admission to the movie, popcorn, and pop. Tickets will be available for purchase ONLINE ONLY! Purchase your discounted tickets now to reserve your spot!

Movie: The Bad Guys
Date and Time: Sunday, April 24 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: GQT Kalamazoo 10! - 820 Maple Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49009


Level Up Financial Success Program

Level Up is a free benefit to our members and their families, with interactive courses that are short and easy to understand on various financial topics. Our financial success program is catered to anyone and everyone, equipped with a toggle switch between Spanish and English.

Our program has assisted over 9,712 users who have logged over 800 hours of financial education. With courses tailored specifically to major life events and how to navigate through them, you’ll have the confidence and knowledge it takes to achieve your financial goals. Start learning today by clicking below.


On-Site Financial Advisor

Cory DenUyl, on-site financial advisor, provides investment-related services to members, including financial planning, life insurance needs, and retirement options*.
Members can meet for free anytime with Cory to discuss:

  • 401(k) Plans and IRA Rollovers
  • Roth IRAs
  • Retirement Planning
  • College Savings and Educational Savings Planning
  • Long-Term Care

A free consultation includes an analysis of your personal finances, including current cash flow, portfolio analysis, and net worth calculations. To take advantage of these free services, call 269-544-3436.

Trainings & Education Courses for Business Employees

Are you a small or large business owner looking for financial education, account sign up, and assistance with other financial topics within your organization or business? Ben Harman, Arbor Financial’s Relationship Development Manager, assists local businesses of all sizes with employee training. Many employers are requiring financial education topics within their onboarding training, and that is where we lend a hand. Ben will cover four week-long courses on topics regarding budgeting, credit, banking in the digital era, and account opening assistance for all new employees. We want our community to be confident in their finances.

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