Teaching Students Financial Literacy - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Teaching Students Financial Literacy

Posted: Updated:

Students at Spanish Springs High School got a crash course in financial fitness Friday.

The volunteer teachers from the Greater Nevada Credit Union focused on the issues that will affect young adults the most when they graduate, like how to save money, and what to know about credit cards.

"We wanted to equip them with certain tools that they need in order to be able to be successful in life," GCNU Community Outreach Assistant Giovanis Montero said.

Volunteers from GCNU shared their tips with a group of students in the Youth Empowered to Succeed program. The students learned the basics of handling their money and how to lay a strong financial foundation from the start.

The teachers said to remember to put some money away in savings before paying bills, and to be wary of offers and ads that sound too good to be true. They said to always read the small print before signing on with any financial offer, especially for credit cards, since bad decisions can affect credit scores. That can hurt the chances of getting a loan or even renting an apartment.

"We know that's a real issue for a lot of young people," Montero said. "They face a lot of challenges now. They're getting out into the workforce and they're going to be tempted by a lot of credit card offers."

Greater Nevada Credit Union has been using this curriculum on adults for a few years, but this is the first time it has been offered to students.

Written by Arianna Bennett
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Deputies: Semi-Truck Driver Crashes Through Doors at Moonlite Bunny Ranch

    Deputies: Semi-Truck Driver Crashes Through Doors at Moonlite Bunny Ranch

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:05:31 GMT

    Authorities say a former trucking employee was arrested Thursday after he crashed a semi-truck through the front doors of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel near Carson City.

    More >>

    Authorities say a former trucking employee was arrested Thursday after he crashed a semi-truck through the front doors of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel near Carson City.

    More >>
  • President Trump Budget Would Allow Sale of Wild Horses for Slaughter

    President Trump Budget Would Allow Sale of Wild Horses for Slaughter

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-05-25 14:12:21 GMT

    President Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without a guarantee from buyers that the animals won't be resold for slaughter.

    More >>

    President Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without a guarantee from buyers that the animals won't be resold for slaughter.

    More >>
  • Governor Sandoval Signs 12 Bills on Thursday

    Governor Sandoval Signs 12 Bills on Thursday

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:44:19 GMT

    Governor Brian Sandoval signed 12 bills into law on Thursday including a statewide broadband modernization effort, an act requiring bodycams on most law enforcement officers, and a bill to make it easier to transition to State service from internship and student programs.

    More >>

    Governor Brian Sandoval signed 12 bills into law on Thursday including a statewide broadband modernization effort, an act requiring bodycams on most law enforcement officers, and a bill to make it easier to transition to State service from internship and student programs.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.