Money Matters


All of us at Vantage believe in educating students about the benefits of smart saving and spending habits. Our goal is to educate as many young people as possible about smart saving, budgeting and spending, so when these students grow older, they’ll be more prepared and successful at managing their financial affairs.

We take great pride in providing Money Matters, a free program where we offer presentations and support materials to any school, youth group, or community group within the communities we serve. Money Matters helps teach students at any grade level to be responsible with their money. A variety of personal finance topics are offered and can be modified to meet the needs of individual classes or groups.

Kindergarten-8th grade

    • Careers
    • Credit Unions
    • History of Money
    • Why Save?
    • Basic Economics
    • Budgeting
    • Checks & Balances
    • What is Investing?

High School-College

    • Your Financial Plan: Where It All Begins*
    • Budgeting: Making the Most of Your Money*
    • Investing: Making Money Work for You*
    • Good Debt, Bad Debt: Using Credit Wisely*
    • Your Money: Keeping it Safe and Secure*
    • Insurance: Protecting What You Have*
    • Your Career: Doing What Matters Most*
    • Checks & Balances
    • Credit Unions/Financial Institutions
    • Identity Theft
    • The Ad Game-Shop Smart

Make sure your students receive the benefits of these free and informative programs. Call us at 314.298.0055 or 800.522.6009 and ask for the Marketing Department to schedule your presentation. Or, e-mail directly to

* Units from the National Endowment for Financial Education's High School Financial Planning Program (NEFE-HSFPP). Complete curriculum includes: classroom activities, projects, grading rubric, and tests for each unit; instructor's manual and student workbooks free of charge. Program can be presented in its entirety over several class periods or by chosen topic.

Please DO NOT include any confidential, personal or sensitive account information when emailing the credit union. Instead, please contact us via MyVantage secure messaging or by phone to discuss confidential information.