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VACU Teen Money Camp featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch

A money camp for teens offered by Virginia Credit Union in July was the subject of a Richmond Times-Dispatch feature on August 3, 2014.

The article, “Econ 101: Financial tips for teens,” highlighted the week-long Teen Money Camp at the Richmond Public Library, held July 21 – 25, 2014.

Students in the camp learned about saving, spending and budgeting, credit, and major purchases such as a house or car. In addition, the students practiced making a realistic budget based on the average salary for a job or career they were randomly assigned. The instructor for the camp was Virginia Credit Union financial education director Cherry Hedges.

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A member-owned financial cooperative with more than 230,000 members, Virginia Credit Union provides a variety of affordable banking services, loans and mortgages, checking and savings services, and financial education resources. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA.

Media Contact: Glenn Birch | glenn.birch@vacu.org | (804) 560-5664