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Ideal CU Promotes Financial Literacy with MN Dept of Commerce
February, 2013

OAKDALE, Minn. – Financial Literacy Month is well underway. To celebrate, Ideal Credit Union (Ideal CU) invited Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman to tour its student credit union branch Thursday at Tartan High School and observe peer-to-peer financial education in action. The Woodbury-based credit union hosted a grand opening for its student-run branch in February and is using it as a tool to aid in financial education efforts at the Oakdale high school. Student workers at the in-school branch led sessions in classrooms throughout the day Thursday, teaching their fellow students about financial topics and money management. Commissioner Rothman attended afternoon classes and spoke with students about the importance of youth savings and financial education.

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Right - Dept. of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman (left) talks with students at Tartan High School during a Financial Literacy Month event featuring education sessions led by student workers Marc Buchmayer (center) and Kelsie Ferstl (right). Buchmayer and Ferstl help run Ideal Credit Union’s in-school student branch.

Left - Ideal CU Managment, Tartan Deca Students and teacher, Commissioner Mike Rothman, and representatives from the MN Credit Union Network trade association gather in Ideal CU's Tartan Student Branch to celebrate Financial Literacy Month!

Learn more about this year's Youth Month activities at Ideal CU