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

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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

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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

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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

Articles

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

Calculators

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

Coaches

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.

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Sign up for our Financial Literacy Series

We’re partnering 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.

Lifelong Learning Center, Missoula

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
12
:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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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.

Lifelong Learning Center, Missoula

Thursday, May 19, 2022
12
:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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Understanding Lending

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.

Lifelong Learning Center, Missoula

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
12
:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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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. This class is intended for adults – no childcare provided.

Lifelong Learning Center, Missoula

Thursday, May 12, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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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. This class is intended for parents and other interested participants ages 16+. No child care provided.

Lifelong Learning Center, Missoula

Thursday, May 19, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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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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