You guys know how much I respect and appreciate the work that credit unions do, right? Well, I’m honored that the Credit Union Times has included me in a story about getting students engaged in financial education. Whoo hoo!
“So many of the financial education courses focus so much on the theory and academia of it that kids just shut down,” said Shay Olivarria, a credit union board member, speaker and author of 10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money-Small Changes Make a Big Difference.
“Instead of telling them about a bunch of terms, present the information from where they are at. Otherwise they’ll just tune you out because they’re thinking, ‘You have no idea of the life I lead,’ and that doesn’t make them want to save.”