MyShore Teen Club
Teens ages 13-17 learn how to save for the future as well as manage spending money. They also have the option to add checking, a debit card and e-services in the adult joint account holder's name.
Jersey Shore welcomes members of all ages!
Teens ages 13 to 17 are automatically enrolled in MyShore Teen Club. Their adult joint account holder can apply for the following accounts to be used by the teen:
- Debit Card
Games, Learning and Activities
For fun games, extra financial advice, and other great activities please visit these websites!
MyCreditUnion.gov is a great way to learn all about Credit Unions and what makes them unique. You will also be able to play fun games all while learning about the different aspects of finance. Great for all ages!
Bizkids.com is a great way to get your business mind flowing. Here you can play their three featured games: Break the Bank, Bring Home the Bacon and Dollar a Glass. You can also find educational links to learn more about being a young entrepreneur. Great for all ages!
Payback is a great real life simulator game that takes you quickly through the college experience. It shows how many of the decisions you make turn into expenses somewhere down the road. The game adds up your debt and in the end tells you if your choices were smart for the real world. Perfect for high school students.
RichKidSmartKid.com is a website dedicated to improving your financial knowledge. Play fun business and money based games that teach kids important lessons. Great for all ages.
Financial Tips for Kids
Thinking about College?
As tuition costs rise, saving money early on can give you a leg up when it’s time to pay for college expenses. Even beyond tuition, the freedom you gain in college can also mean you might have to start paying for more of your own things. Have some money put away for those expenses.
How to Avoid ATM Fees
ATM surcharges keep rising. Here’s some easy ways to help you avoid ATM fees:
- If you have a MasterCard Debit/ATM card, use it any place you can! Don’t spend your cash at restaurants, department stores and other places that take a MasterCard Debit/ATM card. The money will come right out of your checking account.
- Budget your money throughout the month so you make fewer ATM withdrawals.
- Access surcharge-free ATMs with your Jersey Shore Debit/ATM Card.
- Use the cash back option at grocery stores, Walmart, K-Mart, CVS and others.
- Avoid ATMs in hotels, airports, and similar locations. They usually have high surcharges.
- Consider using traveler’s checks, personal checks, and credit cards instead of ATMs when traveling.
Creating a Budget
Creating a budget and saving money isn’t easy. It takes a little practice and a lot of discipline. What’s great about budgeting is that anyone can do it no matter how old they are! Here are some steps to get you on your way:
- Set goals for your money and what you plan to use it for.
- Figure out how much you make and spend each month.
- Set aside money for the things you definitely need and can’t live without.
- Separate your money into spending and savings.
- Put your plan into action and watch your money build up.
- Review your plan to make sure it’s working for you!
Saving Money While You Spend
Saving money isn’t just about putting money in a savings account. You can also save money by being a smart shopper. Here are some ways to stretch those dollars:
- Make sure you never purchase anything that you will not use.
- Make sure not to purchase anything you cannot afford.
- Try not to pay full price for anything, more often than not there is a coupon available!
- Shop online to look for the best deal on items.
Save $15 a Week
A few bucks here; a few bucks there. It all adds up to some pretty big bucks in the end. See what saving just $15 a week can do for you!What is $15? A few new apps for your phone? A couple of fast food meals? Or $7,500?
If you saved $15 a week starting at age 15, you’d have more than $7,500 in your account by the time you were 24 and nearly $60,000 by age 60.*
But, if you started when you were 25 years old and saved that same $15 a week, you’d only have a little more than half that amount when you reached 60.
Starting early makes a big difference! And the more you can save, the bigger the effects of compounding your interest over time.
Open an Account Today!
There are two convenient ways to open a youth savings account:
We are available to answer any questions you may have by calling 609-646-3339 or 1-888-322-2848 toll-free and select option 2. Check our Call Center Hours for availability.
Your Money Is Safe
Your deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund up to $250,000 for savings and up to an additional $250,000 for IRAs. Not one penny of insured savings has ever been lost by a member of a federally insured credit union. For more information about our deposit insurance, visit the National Credit Union Administration’s website.
*Example Assumes an average annual percentage yield of 2%.
Acceptable primary forms of identification are: 1) Unexpired Driver’s license with photo; Valid US passport or Foreign passport with government issued document showing residence, photo, and nationality; Resident alien card; Photo County ID; Green Card; Matricula Card; Current photo work ID; Current U.S. government military or civilian photo identification; Unexpired State issued photo ID – non drivers license.
Acceptable secondary forms of identification are: 2) Social Security Card (Minors Only); Original birth certificate (Minors Only); State or Military ID; Resident Alien card; Voter registration card; Firearms license or permit; Current employment photo identification (must be from qualified select employee group; Current student photo identification; Unexpired Credit or Debit Card; Marriage license or divorce decree.
All identification and documentation are subject to verification and must meet minimum information requirements.