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Kids taught young on the benefit of saving money


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)- Teaching children the value of handling money was the goal of a special camp hosted by a local credit union this week.

Altra Federal Credit Union hosted a free two-day Cash Camp for children ages 8-10. The camp was geared to help young children learn the the basics of money management, emphasizing the concepts of spending, saving and sharing. They did this through hands-on activities, discussions, and games.

Danielle Anderson, Youth Coordinator for Altra, said the information she wants kids to take away from this is the value of money. "It doesn't grow on trees. It's more of a need versus a want and maybe not asking mom and dad for money all the time because now they will have a little bit more of an understanding of what it's worth," said Anderson. "It's important for them to learn budgeting at a young age because the earlier we can instill it in them, the easier it is for them to do it later on in life."

There will be another Cash Camp hosted by Altra in August.

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