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Financial Education

Free Online Financial Education

Aerospace Federal Credit Union is proud to partner with Banzai, the award-winning financial education program used by millions of teachers and students around the country. Now your family can experience real-world financial lessons in a fun, safe way. AFCU wants to help you and your kids achieve financial success, so we're offering this financial literacy program totally free to our members! Banzai is a "learn by doing" program that teaches healthy spending habits, planning ahead and financial responsibility through online interactive games. It's completely web-based so there's no need to install any software - you have full access from anywhere, anytime. There are three courses offered for different age groups:

BANZAI JUNIOR (ages 8 - 12) Focuses on income, budgeting, savings, borrowing and making trade-offs: A child sets out to learn about money by starting a lemonade stand, opening his or her first savings account, and saving for a new bike.

BANZAI TEEN (ages 13 -18) Focuses on rent, credit cards, auto loans, insurance and taxes: Follow the life of a recently graduated high school student, holding a job, working late hours, and making do with what life sends.

BANZAI PLUS (ages 18 and older) Focuses on credit score, insurance, taxes, mortgages and identity theft: Tackle adult financial dilemmas, such as maintaining good credit, buying insurance, understanding taxes, and qualifying for a mortgage.

Get $25 for finishing a game! Members age 8 - 17 who open an AFCU Youth Savings Account (or have an exiting AFCU Youth Savings Account) will get $25 deposited into that account when they complete the Banzai Junior or Banzai Teen Game and email a PDF or a screen shot of the Game Completion Certificate to marketing@aerofcu.org or mail the Game Completion Certificate to AFCU c/o Marketing 2310 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245. Junior and Teen AFCU Members age 8 -17 only. One entry per person. Offer expires on December 31, 2019.

Also included for free is an online library with in-depth articles to help you master your finances. Topics include budgeting, insurance, retirement, buying a house, taxes, life changes, borrowing and credit, smart living, starting a business and more! Start having fun while learning about finances online today!

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