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Category Archives: Ignite

Easy Money Tips for Teens: Advice from a Club Ignite Member

A member from Club Ignite, Jacob Obloj, recently stopped in at the Parma branch to talk about his journey with FFCCU! While only 13, Jacob has learned the importance of saving and budgeting and has some important insights for our teen Club Ignite members. Here are some key lessons Jacob talked with us about:  … (read more)

Teaching Financial Literacy During National Credit Union Youth Month, Part 2

In honor of National Credit Union Youth Month, we’re back with part two in our series about youth financial literacy. This week, certified financial planner™, Nicole Coyle, shares tips to get your teens participating in their financial future. Want tips for younger kids? Check out last week’s post here.   Financial Literacy for Tweens and Young… (read more)

Congratulations to Our 2022 Ignite My Future Scholarship Winners!

Picking the scholarship recipients every year is a difficult job. With so many exceptional candidates, it is never an easy task. However, we are grateful for all the students that applied. And without further ado, here are the 2022 Ignite My Future Scholarship winners: Grace Koehler Grace is a senior at Medina High School. She… (read more)

6 Money Apps for Teens to Save Cash

It’s 2022, and it’s time to save more! Whether you are saving for college or trying to make some extra cash for something special, check out these 6 apps that can help you pinch some pennies. 1. Bigwords Price: Free Available: iPhone Bigwords is an app that scans multiple online retailers and finds the cheapest textbooks…. (read more)

6 Tips on How to Help Pay for College

Do you dream of attending a certain college or university? There is more to consider than SAT or ACT scores. You also need to consider cost. Since the 1980s, university prices have doubled and continue to exceed a standard cost of living. It is time to hunker down and crunch some numbers more than ever…. (read more)

Tips For Winning College Scholarships

According to the Education Data Initiative, the average cost of a college education is more than $35,000 per student per year. If you do the math, a four-degree can be upwards of $140,000. That’s a lot of money.  The good news is scholarships can make your education a lot more affordable. Scholarships are monetary awards given… (read more)

Seven Money Tips You Need to Know Before You Start College

As you prepare to head off to college this fall, guest blogger, Nichole Coyle, Certified Financial Planner™, has seven money saving tips to help you adjust to this new phase in your life. Get a Part Time Job There are plenty of part-time work opportunities right now, whether at the local retail store, serving or… (read more)

Are You Getting Ready to Go to College – Don’t Get Caught Off Guard By Hidden Expenses

Going to college is an exciting time. Maybe you have decided to go away from home for college, and you will be staying in a dorm for the year. Or perhaps you chose to stay and home and are planning on commuting. Whatever choice you make, here are four unexpected college expenses to plan for… (read more)

Six FREE Activities That Will Make Your Summer More Memorable

Summer is right around the corner! You don’t have to break the bank to have a memorable summer vacation, so we put together a list of six FREE activities you can do with your friends or by yourself. Take A Hike There are so many excellent trails to see around your local or state parks!… (read more)

Five Summer Job Ideas If You Need To Start Earning Money

With summer break coming up soon, you may be asking yourself, “How do I make a little extra money to save for the things I want?” That’s an easy answer: get a summer job! A summer job teaches you professional skills and is a great way to learn what you are passionate about while earning… (read more)

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