04/10/2012 | iLife’s New Financial Hook Up
After four years of spreading the word about Shell FCU’s youth program, iLife has created its own financial literacy program. In 2008, iLife powered by Shell Federal Credit Union was born to create fun and exciting ways to spread the financial word to those ages 14 to 24. Medias for iLife included a website, social media, financial education and community involvement.
The new “Financial Hook Up” section of the website includes information, videos, quizzes and blogs on various topics such as saving, checking, budgeting, credit, and more. The purpose is to teach young adults how to better prepare for the real world and give them the opportunity to learn about real life situations independently and on their own terms.
Each topic has text, a video and a short quiz. This keeps things simple and consistent so it’s not boring, and has a good lesson and of course a quick checkup. The financial calculators in the budgeting section help calculate how to budget for specific goals. The checking account section describes what the account type is and what is typically included or offered. The checking types offered by Shell FCU are also listed. For the perfect credit score, the credit section teaches the reader the dos and don’ts of building credit.
The current four sections will be the first building blocks to many more sections of the Financial Hook Up. iLife plans to expand the program, adding at least four new sections and structuring multiple topics from each with quizzes and videos each quarter. This new program follows the NEFE outline, and offers the most current and stylish information.
Since the inception of iLife powered by Shell FCU, the average Shell FCU member age has decreased from 47 in 2008 to 41 in April 2012. iLife has proven to be an educational and stimulating learning opportunity for young adults. Visit www.sfcuilife.org to browse the new iLife Financial Hook Up section or for more information contact Britney Samperi, iLife Innovator, at email@example.com.