Patrick La Pine: Teaching Florida students about economics is crucial

The Florida Credit Union Association (FCUA), an affiliate of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU), works year-round to empower Florida students with the financial education and understanding they will need as they transition into fiscal independence and become successful contributing members of society. This month, the FCUA is especially proud to be celebrating these efforts during Financial Literacy Month, which is held every April.

By providing education on topics including money management, retirement planning, dealing with debt, and marriage and merging finances, credit unions around Florida hope to promote responsible spending and saving habits as students look to enter the workforce and beyond. And through measures such as the National Endowment for Financial Education’s High School Planning Programs, and participating in seminars and career fairs, credit unions are able to introduce the importance of financial literacy early on to Florida students, instilling lifelong habits. Read More