The Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) is an enhanced and unique training program for credit union staff that combines the convenience of a self-study program with group hands-on learning. Students learn the skills and knowledge necessary to assist and empower members to improve their financial well-being.
The Cornerstone Foundation and BALANCE have partnered to offer three turnkey personal finance solutions to help credit unions provide financial wellness in their communities. BALANCED Life™, comprised of a Reality Fair, a Classroom Simulation, and a Retirement Experience provides three low-cost options with one shared goal of offering practical and powerful ways to help today’s youth and adults learn the importance of managing a budget and preparing for retirement at any age.
Cornerstone Foundation is continuing their innovative Biz Kid$ Teacher Training and Entrepreneur Contest. This program will provide the opportunity for teachers to receive personal financial education, in addition to tips and techniques on how to teach the Biz Kid$ program. Participating teachers, with the help of a credit union partner, will implement the Biz Kid$ curriculum in their classrooms, and students will collaboratively create a business plan for a needed organization in their community, thus incorporating the entrepreneurship skills learned through Biz Kid$.