MADISON, Wis. (9/16/14)--In a rapid-fire discussion Monday on Twitter, credit union leaders from across the country imparted loads of advice on how to ramp up financial literacy for high school and college students.
The host of the "TweetChat," personal finance website NerdWallet.com, fired off a round of questions during the hourlong session, and a number of the most tuned-in financial literacy minds in the credit union movement were on hand to give their answers.
Among the responses, Tena Lozano, executive director of the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation, tweeted: "Many CUs offer Reality Fairs--a financial simulation where teens take the role of an adult."
Later, NerdWallet asked: "How do you engage with parents and incentivize them to help educate their children or finances?"
Answered representatives from Christian Financial CU: "Parents are key decision-makers for teens. We use every opportunity to get in front of parents, like parent orientation meetings."
To read more questions and answers, search Twitter for the hashtag #CUFinLit.
Other participants included: