Meet Sandy Dollar the Savings Sanderling. Sandy wants you to start off on the right financial foot by saving first. At Southern Lakes for youth up to the age of 12 we have a special savings account just for you. This account allows you to begin saving money in your own name.

Sandy makes the first Deposit of $5.00 for you (this is the minimum you need to keep in your account to keep it open). Every time you make a deposit you get to pick a prize from Sandy’s beach treasure chest. On your birthday Sandy will send you a card with a special surprise.

Meet Maurice Coin the Money Mink. Maurice wants to help you spend your money wisely. When you get your report card at the middle of the school year and then again at the end of the school year, bring it into the Credit Union and Maurice will give you $5.00 plus $1.00 for every “A” (up to 5 “A’s”).

Image of Carl HeartMeet Carl Heart the Caring Coho Salmon. Carl wants to help you find ways to share and give back to the community. Every year in October to celebrate International Credit Union, Carl will drop $5.00 in your account. He would be tickled pink if you found a way to use that money to give back to the community.

Please check out some of the fun and educational online tools Sandy, Maurice, and Carl have picked out to share with you.

Savings Calculator – Use Sandy’s favorite gadget to find out how long it will take you to reach your savings goal

Games – See if you can get a high score on some of Maurice’s favorite games

Explorations – Explore some of Carl’s favorite resources of great local places & websites to visit

Fun – Print off coloring pages of your favorite mascots