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Education Center

Financial wellness starts with education

Financial Education with Banzai

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

Explore our library of articles, calculators, virtual coaches, and courses and gain the knowledge and confidence you want to manage your finances today.

Explore a variety of financial topics.

Saving  | Budgeting | Borrowing and Credit | HousingInsurance | Retirement | Taxes | Life Changes | Investing

Visit the Banzai Financial Wellness Hub

Banzai Learning Courses

Designed for K-12 students, these simulations provide experiential learning 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.

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Banzai Junior

Ages 8-12

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

    • Income
    • Budgeting
    • Borrowing


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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


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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


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
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Clearwater Financial Literacy Series

We partner with local learning centers to offer a collection of FREE financial literacy courses. Learn how to apply for a loan, understand your credit, improve your understanding of basic banking, and more!

Banking Basics

Get an overview of banking – including checking and savings accounts, why they are important, how to open and protect your accounts, and how to use banking in your everyday life.

Available Classes:

2/8/2023 @ 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lifelong Learning Center

Click Here to Register

Understanding Credit

Learn about the history of credit, what factors make up your credit score, and gain a better understanding of how to build or repair, maintain, and protect your credit.

Available Classes:

2/15/2023 @ 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lifelong Learning Center

Click Here to Register

Understanding the Lending Process

Understand what a loan is, the different loan types, the 4 Cs of lending (Credit, Capacity, Collateral, and Character), where and how to apply for a loan, plus additional loan factors.

Available Classes:

2/22/2023 @ 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lifelong Learning Center

Click Here to Register


A budget can help you understand where your money is going and put you on the right path to achieving your financial goals. But knowing where to start can seem daunting. Join our free Budgeting class and receive tips and tools to guide you in creating a budget that fits your lifestyle.

Available Classes:

Great Falls
2/8/2023 @ 2:30 p.m.
2/8/2023 @ 6:00 p.m.
Location: Opportunities Inc.
1100 1st Ave N Suite 2, Great Falls, MT 59401

To register, call Heather at 406-761-0310 or email Jeff at [email protected]

Financing Your Education

Would you like to start considering how to pay for and finance your child’s future education costs? Join us as we discuss college options and the costs associated with higher education. We will discuss savings ideas, tuition financing, and how to start budgeting as a family. We will also cover various strategies for making the most of what’s available, including scholarships.

Spring Classes Coming Soon!

Student Loan Repayment

Having a plan in place to finance your child’s education is an important first step in higher education. Successfully making loan re-payments is an important piece of this plan. Join us to learn about options to pay off college debt and anticipate future costs.

Spring Classes Coming Soon!

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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