Purdue Federal Offers Fun Way For Teens To Manage Money

Darlene Beers    
Marketing Manager         

Nicole Thompson
Communications Specialist

West Lafayette, Ind. – November 30, 2011 – Before teens graduate high school and leave home, it is important for parents to guide teens on successful money management. Opening a checking account with a debit card is an easy way for parents to teach their children how to set a budget, spend wisely, and track expenditures.

Due to a partnership between Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) and area high schools to offer custom high school debit card designs, the schools have an opportunity to win $500 and high school students have a fun way to practice responsible budgeting and spending under their parents’ guidance. Purdue Federal will award $500 to the school with the highest number of issued debit cards from November 14 through December 31. High school debit card designs are available for students and fans of Benton Central, Central Catholic, Faith Christian, Harrison, Jefferson, McCutcheon and West Lafayette high schools.              

Any current checking account member may stop by any branch or call 765.497.3328 or 800.627.3328 to switch to a new card design at no charge. Other interested individuals may apply for a checking account with debit card at any branch, by phone, or online at

About Purdue Federal

Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) was founded on the Purdue University campus in 1969. The credit union opened the area’s first in-school financial institution in January 2005 at Lafayette Jefferson High School and the area’s second in-school financial institution in September 2008 at William Henry Harrison High School. Purdue Federal’s membership base includes students, faculty and staff, and communities where Purdue University and its regional campuses operate. Purdue Federal is a member-owned financial cooperative with more than 60,000 members worldwide and assets of nearly $700 million.

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