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Dover FCU provides financial literacy to Appoquinimink students

DOVER, DE (January 4, 2019) — During the month of November Everett Meredith Middle School, part of the Appoquinimik school district in Middletown, Delaware, was visited by Dover Federal Credit Union Community Relations Officer, Susan Yocum, and Dover FCU Middletown Branch Manager, Megan Seaser. Providing financial literacy to the entire 8th grade class, a total of 306 students, Ms. Yocum and Ms. Seaser led an extensive workshop which covered information about banking, budgeting, saving, credit, and financial planning.  The workshop also included a variety of interactive activities and discussions highlighting the importance of determining differences between “wants” and “needs” to assist in better developing a budget in which impulse purchases could be avoided and necessities could be obtained.

Counselor Dana Rideout who organized the event summarized the experience by stating, “Teaching financial skills to kids before they enter college or the workforce is crucial to helping them grow into adults who can achieve financial security and success. It’s up to us to raise a generation of mindful consumers, investors, savers and givers. The sooner we start taking advantage of everyday teachable money moments, the better off our kids will be.”


About Dover Federal Credit Union

Founded in 1958 by a dedicated group of Air Force and civilian workers at Dover Air Force Base, Dover Federal continues to serve not only the Air Force Base but also over 44,000+ members from more than 500 Workplace Partners. With eight convenient locations throughout Delaware, Dover Federal remains committed to helping its members achieve their financial goals. For more information, visit http://www.doverfcu.com

Contacts

Taevann Calloway; Marketing Clerk
Dover Federal Credit Union
1075 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
302-678-8000 ext. 2432
tcalloway@doverfcu.com

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