Welcome to the uSavers Kids Club!
"Hi there! I'm Hamilton the Pig, the official uSavers mascot."
If you're age 5 to 12, the uSavers Kids Club is just for you! Learn fun ways to manage the money in your uSavers account. Through games and fun activities you'll learn the benefits of saving. With a uSavers account from Unitus Community Credit Union, saving and managing your money is fun and easy!
Here are just some of the benefits that come with a uSavers Kids Club membership:
- Unitus Piggy Bank- Receive a free gift for joining!
- “Making Cents” Quarterly Newsletter. Filled with stories, games and activities.
- My Money Tracker (download or see a sample)
All you need is $5.00 and a parent or guardian help you set up your account*. Parents, if you're new to Unitus a one-time membership dues fee of $10.00 is required making you a member—and an owner—of one of Oregon’s oldest credit unions. To join uSavers, visit any Unitus branch.
* A parent or legal guardian must sign as a joint owner on the account until you reach the age of 13.
Financial Tools and Games for Kids
No matter what level of school you're in, our online magazine Googolplex contains regularly updated stories, videos, games, puzzles, and comics just for you.
The online magazine combines fun with facts; all about money, how best to get it, save it, borrow and invest it, and of course spend it!
"Making Cents" Newsletter
After you become a member be sure to keep an eye on your mailbox for your copy of "Making Cents", the official uSavers Kids Club newsletter. In it you'll find stories, games, and activities that will help you learn about the benefits of saving and more! You can even submit a question to uSavers for a chance to have it published on the uSavers webpage and in the next newsletter. If selected, you'll receive a $25 winning prize, deposited right into your uSavers account!
Get playing! Click on one of the games below.
- Money Desk
- Heads vs. Tails
- Following Five Spot
- First Credit Union on Mars!
- I Never Forget a Face
- Teller Boot Camp
Other Fun Links
That's simple! It means you're interested in learning about money and Unitus is here to help you. You can learn through stories about smart ways to spend, tips on how to save and share your money, and play all kinds of fun games!
A Credit Union is a place where people with common interests, like where they live or work, come together to save and borrow their money.Credit Unions provide many of the same services that banks do, but there are a few things that make us different:
- We are "not for profit". This simply means we're not in business just to make money
- Money that we do make is returned to you in the form of better rates and services
- We're owned by you—the member
- As much as possible, the money we make is spent and put back into the local community where you live
Yes, you can bring all of your coins into any Unitus branch. We have machines that count your coins and then give you a receipt telling you exactly how much all of your coins are worth. Just take that receipt to a friendly Member Service Representative and they’ll deposit your money right into your uSavers account! Pretty cool don’t you think?
Yes, Unitus does help kids go to school. Unitus offers savings accounts like your uSavers account where you and your family can put money away for school expenses or even college some day.
We also offer educational IRAs that your parents or grandparents can open to get you on a savings path for your educational future. Plus, when you’re a little older, we give away $1,000 scholarships to high school and college students.
This is called interest. When you opened your uSavers savings account you immediately began earning interest on the money you put in. The more money you save, the more interest you’ll receive.
First, you will want to visit a Unitus branch location and talk to a friendly Member Service Representative or MSR.
It’s always a good idea to bring in a piece of ID, like a state-issued ID card or school ID so we can verify your identity and keep you and your money safe. The MSR will deposit your check and give you the cash back. Pretty simple don’t you think?
If you’re thinking of cashing a check it’s always a good idea to have a parent or guardian accompany you.
It takes a lot of people to manage the day-to-day operations of your credit union. We also have computers that store and protect all our members’ information, including yours. These computers keep track of all the different transactions that take place each day and make sure everyone’s money is in the right place.
Think long and hard…what is that one thing you've had your eye on that you really want? A bike? A video game? A really cool jacket? Maybe a pony? Well maybe not a pony. Whatever it may be, you have the power to save your money and buy it.
So when is a good time to start saving? How about right now! Saving your money is easy to do. Talk to a parent or guardian about setting up a weekly savings goal and then deposit your money into your Unitus account. Before you know it you will have saved enough money to buy that special something.
Credit unions and banks are both financial institutions. But a credit union is “not for profit,” and is owned by the members. This means you are part owner of the credit union, and your money is used to help the credit union grow, instead of making a profit for a company or person.