Education Center

Financial wellness starts with education

You’re planning for your future but you’re also working through today.  We have the financial education to meet you where you are and get you where you want to be.

Financial Education with Banzai

We’ve partnered with Banzai to bring you free interactive financial education for all ages, using real-life scenarios.

Gain experiential learning using our library of articles, calculators, virtual coaches, and courses for kids, teens, and adults.

Explore the topics below and gain the knowledge and confidence you want to manage your finances today.

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Visit the Banzai Financial Wellness Hub

Learn about managing personal finances with Banzai Courses. Designed for K-12 students these simulations provide experiential learning using trial and error while introducing financial literacy concepts to help navigate real-life scenarios like budgeting, paying bills, and saving for future goals.

Courses are free and available in both English and Spanish.

Banzai Learning Courses

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Banzai Junior


Ages 8-12

Learn about saving, spending, and reaching goals by opening a lemonade stand!

    • Income
    • Budgeting
    • Borrowing

Learn more about Banzai Junior or sign up now, it’s free!

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Banzai Teen


Ages 13-18

Your character is a recent high school grad navigating saving, working, and unexpected expenses!

    • Insurance
    • Taxes
    • Paying Rent

Learn more about Banzai Teen or sign up now, it’s free!

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Banzai Plus


Ages 16+

Adulting can be hard! Tackle issues like maintaining credit, qualifying for a mortgage, and saving for retirement.

    • Credit Scores
    • Mortgages
    • Trade-offs

Learn more about Banzai Plus or sign up now, it’s free!

Financial Wellness Resources


Check out our library of quick-read articles, arming you with information and tips on a range of financial topics.


Get help running the numbers. We have a range of calculators to help you zero in on where you want to be.


Guided virtual coaching to help walk you through budgeting, life changes, retirement, and more.

Community Education

Interested in having a member of our Clearwater Team speak in your class, after-school program, or civic group?

We have a team of co-workers who can provide financial education and cover various real-world scenarios on a range of topics from saving, budgeting, loans, understanding and building credit, values-based banking, and more!

Email us or visit our contact form and select “Community Education” in the subject drop-down menu to get started. We’ll tailor our presentation to fit your time and needs.

Contact us about Community Education

Sign up for our upcoming Financial Literacy Series

We’re partnering with the Missoula Lifelong Learning Center to offer a collection of financial literacy courses. Learn how to apply for a loan, understand your credit, and improve your understanding of basic banking.

Financial Literacy Series: Banking Basics

October 6, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM  |  Dickinson LLC, 204

Do you have a bank account but don’t know how to navigate all the functions or know about all the features? Do you need a bank account but don’t know where to start?  Join Clearwater Credit union for this informative workshop that explores all you need to know for banking basics!

Financial Literacy Series: Understanding Credit

October 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM  |  Dickinson LLC, 204

Did you know many employers and rental agencies use your credit scores?  Bad credit can keep you from getting that dream job or a bigger rental.  There may be simple fixes or errors on your credit report that can be adjusted to increase your score, or you may need a longer-term strategy.  Having good credit will save you money on interest rates and make you eligible for new opportunities.

Financial Literacy Series: Applying for a Loan

October 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM  |  Dickinson LLC, 204

Do you need a loan, but don’t know where to start or denied for a loan but don’t know why?  Find out what documentation you need to apply for a loan and how to navigate the financial systems to get your loan approved.  If you have a low credit score please also enroll in the Understanding Credit class.

Financial Counseling

Let us help you find solutions and take control of your finances.

We offer free financial counseling for members.  Learn how to build a better budget, improve credit, or even navigate identity theft issues.

Have other financial concerns? Our certified Financial Counselor can help find solutions unique to you.

Learn about our free financial counseling

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