REMINDER: Collins Community Credit Union will be performing a core conversion April 27 through May 1. During the conversion period you will experience service limitations as well as branch closures. All branches, including the in-store branches, will close at 5:30 p.m. on April 27 and reopen for business on Tuesday, May 1. To learn more about the core conversion, and to view frequently asked questions, click here.
If there's one thing I have learned over the years in my experience with kids, it's that they are sponges. They will soak up everything. Usually it seems they only absorb the things you would prefer them not to, but it's not true. Those are the ones you tend to notice; especially if that certain word you hoped they missed makes its way into their conversation at school the next day. But kids pick up the good things as well. Even when it seems like you're talking to a brick wall, something is usually sinking in.
So remember that the next time you are hanging out with your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews. Use the opportunity to sneak in a few tips about saving money for a car, home or summer vacation, or how you responsibly use your credit card. Even tell them about money mistakes you have made in the past and how they can avoid doing the same. Talk to your kids about money and they will learn to save and spend responsibly.