JANET Hayes from Tullamore Credit Union recently visited the Sacred Heart School, Tullamore to give TY students a talk on ‘finance management’.
The talk was about managing money whilst in college, getting a car loan, mortgage and starting your savings now for the future.
The students all left thinking how important it is to start managing their money at a young age. They highlighted how to apply for a loan for college and how it is managed differently than a car loan as a car loan is given in a lump sum where as a student loan is divided throughout the year.
They also learned that the Credit Union is a major part of a community as it is owned by its members and it exists to serve the people of the community, not to make profit.
On May 11, the students ran down to the credit union (in the rain) to meet Janet who also introduced them to employees and CU Chairperson John Flanagan.
The students were given a guided tour of the new section of the Credit Union and shown what happens behind the scenes. On returning to the board room they were presented with certificates and lovely new hoodies.
The students extended thanks to Janet and Tullamore Credit Union for such a great opportunity.