Financial Education

For Young Members

Keesler Federal Credit Union is committed to promoting financial literacy and offers several interesting and informative sites for our youth members. Check them out…



MoneyMix is a collection of financial articles, tools and resources written by and for 18 to 30 year olds.

What is a Googolplex? Googolplex is a credit union guide for student money makers. It offers information and games for all age groups from elementary school all the way through high school and beyond.

Independence allows teens like you to prove your ability to learn the rules through a series of interactive online courses.

CUSucceed is an innovative program to educate teens on managing personal finances. This site helps teens understand financial issues that affect them and assists in building a solid foundation for success in the future.

The Nefe site is updated quarterly with articles that help dispell the myths regarding money and give teens the facts they need. NTRB has information on the best way to handle money, buy a car, pay for college and much more.

Money Mammals

Keesler Federal Credit Union now has an exciting savings program for kids up to age 12. Stop by one of our branch locations to join the club and pick up your MONEY MAMMALS Kids Club Welcome Packet, with a minimum $5 deposit into your savings account.

When you become a MONEY MAMMALS Kids Club member, you will learn how to share, save and spend smart! Here are just a few perks you get as a member:

  • MONEY MAMMALS Newsletter – Several newsletters a year containing lots of fun activities and information!
  • Special Website – You’ll have full access to our MONEY MAMMALS website, which has been created just for MONEY MAMMALS Kids Club members! Visit your new friends at www.kfcu.clubmoneymammals.com
  • Special Gifts – Pick up your awesome welcome packet at one of our branches and each time you make a deposit of $5 or more you will get a prize!
  • We look forward to helping you become a MONEY MAMMALS Kids Club member! We promise your experience will be fun and rewarding! Let’s get ready to Share, Save and Spend Smart!

Click here for tips for parents, from the Money Mammals crew.

Click here for a super fun Money Mammals Monthly Activity!

Banzai

Banzai is an interactive web site that teaches financial literacy. It can be difficult for teacher’s to find useful and engaging programs to use in the classroom, especially when budgets don't allow for it. Banzai is a fresh idea: meaningful content using real-life scenarios that engages teenagers and doesn't cost a dime. It helps students see life through an adult's eyes and exposes them to real-life adult financial dilemmas. Whether it's navigating taxes or paying auto insurance, Banzai introduces students to the real world.

Click here to visit the KFCU Banzai Page.





MoneyTalks

MoneyTalks is a fun-filled program involving lots of hands-on participation! Designed for middle and high school students on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Slidell, Louisiana and in the United Kingdom, MoneyTalks provides students with a solid foundation for making smart, sound financial decisions. It includes lessons on budgeting, identity theft, credit card/checking account management, career enhancement, student loans, financial planning and more! The MoneyTalks curriculum can be tailored to fit your students’ schedules. The program is completely funded by KFCU and is free to schools and students. The credit union even provides the facilitator. 

If you would like more information, please contact our Financial Education Manager at 228 385 4548. 

For older members of all ages

Be sure to browse the following, regularly updated resources. If you’re young and recently on your own, find great advice on how to handle your finances. If you’re looking for ways to help your money last longer, check this out. Retiring soon? You’ll want to look at these special web links. All of this insightful information and useful tools were designed for credit union members.

Anytime Adviser from Credit Union National Association (CUNA), offers online coaching tools on checking accounts, buying new and used vehicles, ID theft and more. Also available en Español.

Financial Calculators - Mortgage, Auto, Savings, Retirement and Loan calculators

Home and Family Finance - A monthly publication of financial articles, tools and advice

Plan It - Retirement savings tools and advice