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Celebrate Youth Month

Every child dreams about their future. Some of those dreams may require money to come true. How do you help your children achieve their dreams?

One way is to help them learn how to save their money.

In April, Meijer Credit Union is celebrating Youth Month, which is a program that helps teach and encourage kids to develop good financial habits. To help your children get into the savings habit, start by having them cut out pictures of something they'd like to have someday and post the images where they'll see them often. Then help them, open a savings account at Meijer Credit Union. You can open an account with as little as $5. Encourage your child to make regular small deposits. Tell them their money will earn interest while it's in their account. If they keep this routine going, they'll quickly see their savings grows.

The theme this year is "The Science of Saving," showcasing fun, sci-fi-inspired characters. Science has proven that if you start with small goals, saving your money can become a regular habit. This year's Youth Month inspires children to begin saving the money they earn so they can attain their dreams of a happy future. Follow us on social media for tips on teaching kids how to save.

Donate to Movers for Moms®

Meijer Credit Union has partnered with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to be a donation drop off location for the Movers for Moms® program. The purpose of the program is to recognize those moms living in shelters this Mother's Day by arranging delivery of small gifts for women who are victims of domestic abuse or homelessness.

Much needed items include:

• Shampoo/conditioner

• Body wash/bar soap

• Laundry detergent/dish soap

• Kids Clothes Boys & Girls (all ages)

• Pillows

• New/gently used sheets (full or twin)

• Bath towels

• Toothpaste

• Feminine products

• Diapers/wipes

From Monday March 26th through Monday, May 7th, essential care items can be dropped off to the Meijer Credit Union Rockford Branch to support Mel Trotter Ministries.

Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Before you go to open houses, get pre-approved for a mortgage. Getting pre-approved will let you know what you can afford, give you peace of mind, a competitive advantage, and can mean better negotiation skills when making an offer on a home. Contact our mortgage department and get pre-approved for FREE.

Be Aware of Tax Return Scams

Scams take many different paths, but in all cases the purpose of the fraudulent attempt is to steal your money and/or your identity. In the case of tax scams, an individual makes contact via a phone call or email and presents themselves as an employee of the IRS or your state's tax authority under the pretext of wanting to "help" with your tax filing. In more cases than not, this type of tax scam involves an unsolicited, phony email regarding your tax refund or bill and threatens an audit if you do not pay. These tax fraud emails typically include the tax service's name and official seal and often link to a phony website that mimics the real site in order to appear official.

For more information on how to recognize an attempted tax return scam, visit the Fraud Alerts & Protection section of our website.