5 reasons every child should have a credit union account

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5 reasons every child should have a credit union account

Credit unions have long been the back bone of financial success for many families. You may already enjoy the numerous benefits coming from your HTFFFFCU membership so why shouldn’t your child?
Our Puppy Pak Savings Club accounts are part of the credit union youth savings program. Puppy Pak accounts are tailored-made to suit the interest of children up to the age of 13. We’ve compiled a list of five reason why you should open a Puppy Pak Savings Account for your child or grandchild.
1. Children will learn about money
We can sometimes forget that in this day and age it isn’t that strange to find a three year old that can open and use a smart phone with ease. It’s amazing how children can learn valuable skills at the drop of a hat! Here at the credit union, we recommend taking advantage of this and exposing them early to finances.
2. Quarterly newsletters & birthday cards
All Puppy Pak members receive a quarterly newsletter known as The Paw Print. In each Paw Print, cool characters, including our Puppy Pak mascot Chief the Dalmatian, teach children about finances in a fun and friendly way. Each issue contains a small article, an activity, and a math brain teaser. Every fall we organize our annual Puppy Pak Drawing Contest which is announced in the fall edition of the Paw Print. Winners of the contest receive amazing rewards.

Also as an added bonus, all Puppy Pak members receive a birthday card in the month of their birthday! Imagine your kids’ excitement when they open their very own piece of mail!
3. Puppy Pak Day
All Puppy Pak members are invited to our annual Puppy Pak Day! Puppy Pak Day is usually held during the summer when children are out of school. In the past we have had a day at the movies with Chief and the gang with lots of yummy popcorn and their very own Puppy Pak goodie bag!
4. Prizes
All Puppy Pakers that make deposits into their accounts are eligible to receive a Puppy Pak prize. These Puppy Pak prizes vary depending on the amounts deposited. The higher the deposit, the bigger the prize! Click here to see all of our current prizes!
5. Saving for their future
Opening a Puppy Pak account for your child or grandchild is a great stepping stone for their future. You can help them kick-start their savings for college or trade school. Or maybe they’d prefer to save for something else? Regardless of the goal, starting to save today can pay off big when the time comes!

Puppy Pak accounts are an awesome benefit that your credit union is proud to offer. For more information on our Puppy Pak accounts click here and open an account for your child or grandchild today!