Welcome to STCU Teens!
Making smart financial decisions in your teens can have a lifelong impact. Want to be a millionaire by the time you’re 30? Save up for that awesome car? Know how to pay for college? It all starts with knowing the ins and outs of making savvy financial decisions.
Goals are about more than scoring points on the field. A goal is also a result you want to achieve. Chances are you already have some goals! But there are ways to improve your goals ― and to make sure you achieve them. The basics Choosing a goal means deciding how you...read more
Spending money is easy. Did you want to see a movie? Pay $10. Do you have plans with your friends for lunch? Bring $7. Are you ready to play the latest video game? That’s $50. But there’s good news! Plenty of fun activities don’t cost a dime. Here are a few. Be active...read more
Few people mind receiving a little extra money. But taking the time and effort to earn it can be challenging, especially as a teen. Between school, sports, clubs, and time with friends, it’s often difficult to find the right fit. But the need for cash can persuade...read more
Photo: Ben and his dad, pictured in front of Liberty Lake Branch. All of April, we encouraged both new and existing youth STCU members to tell us about their savings goals. After the month was complete, eight lucky winners were awarded Silverwood tickets or fun gift...read more
Checking online reviews is one way to research a purchase. By: Keith There are many ways you can work to save and make the most of your hard earned money. One of my favorite tips for saving money is to be a smart shopper. When I plan to make a purchase over $30, I...read more
It’s no secret that most teens own a smart phone, but not all of them take advantage of one very valuable application—mobile banking. Your credit union or other financial institution most likely has their own app, and it’s worth checking out. Give these features a try...read more
By Marya A quick Google search will find you all sorts of college checklists for your first dorm room. They’re designed to help incoming students sort out everything they’ll need for their new pad. But they may also be designed to encourage you to spend money on...read more
Bob Dylan at Massey Hall, Toronto, April 18, 1980. Photo by Jean-Luc Ourlin. By Dan H. Here’s an example of how an insignificant item can become extremely valuable. In many hotel rooms, you’ll find free stationery. If you use it to write letters saying what a great...read more
By: Marya Megan Teller Trainer, STCU What do you do at STCU? All new tellers come through my two week class. They’ll learn about credit union rules and regulations, cash handling skills, transaction processing, and much more. I teach other classes and help with...read more
By: Dan We think it’s special whenever STCU opens a branch. One branch, which opened in March 2014, is extra special because it’s in downtown’s historic Hutton Building. Sure, there are plenty of Spokane buildings that were constructed even earlier than the Hutton...read more