financial literacy

Max Credit Union is bringing financial literacy education to more than 4,200 students and residents in Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, Lee, and Pike counties.

Students at 11 schools and the surrounding community will now have free access to Banzai, an award-winning online program and content library that allows users to practice real-world finance from the safety of their home or classroom using any internet-enabled device.

At a time when a solid foundation of practical financial knowledge is critical, these resources will make a huge impact on users.

Through the Banzai online courses, students try out managing a budget, saving for a goal, and dealing with unexpected financial pitfalls. Teachers are able to easily monitor and grade student progress remotely.

Other resources include articles, calculators and personalizable coaching sessions. explain Users learn about everything from the basics of filing your taxes to how health insurance works. These resources are available at Max.learnbanzai.com.

“Thanks to Max Credit Union, area students will now have access to a wide array of courses and resources designed to help prepare them for our increasingly complex world,” said Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai. “We wouldn't be able to provide these tools without their support.”

For four years, Max Credit Union has worked with Banzai to cultivate financial literacy in the community by investing time, money, industry experience, and a variety of credit union resources. Now, they’re taking their commitment to education a step further.

Through their help, students have access to Banzai learning tools, virtual or in-classroom presentations from a Max Credit Union expert, and even class visits to a branch to see it all in person.

Over 72,000 teachers use Banzai resources across the United States. These educational tools align with Alabama’s state curriculum requirements, making the program a fun way for students to gain vital skills and an ideal way for anyone in the community to increase their financial literacy.

After finishing the Banzai courses, users will know how to track where their money is and what it’s for, recognize financial trade-offs, and plan for a financially sound future.

Teachers interested in using Banzai can visit Max.teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI. For more information about Banzai visit Teachbanzai.com. For more information about Max Credit Union visit Mymax.com.