Windsor Federal Bank has enjoyed providing financial education to its communities throughout the years, delivering workshops to families, funding programs, and partnering with local schools in curriculum development as well as our student-run branches.
In June 2023, the State of Connecticut passed legislation that requires students to complete a half-credit course in personal financial management and financial literacy in order to graduate from high school. It also added personal financial management and financial literacy to the state’s required program of instruction for public schools.
Windsor Federal takes great pride in having been at the forefront of financial education in its communities and is pleased to deepen its commitment with even more impactful delivery through our partnership with Banzai
– the financial education program used by millions of teachers and students around the country – to you for free.
In addition to sponsoring our local high school's financial education programs through Banzai
, we are excited to offer free, trustworthy financial information for all ages, in one, easy-to-use place - right here on our website!
From articles to interactive coaches and calculators, there are resources for all ages and all stages of life.
For Ages 8-12:
In Banzai Junior, players simulate running a lemonade stand over a summer so they can save up for a new bike or hoverboard, depending on what they choose. They practice basic business decisions, paying for business expenses, borrowing money, and saving.
For Ages 13-18:
In Banzai Teen, players simulate saving up for college registration with their full-time job at a bookstore. They live on their own and have to handle important everyday fiscal decisions like living arrangements, transportation, utilities, and unexpected obstacles, all while they save for their first semester of college.
- Paying Rent
For Ages 16+:
In Banzai Plus, players simulate the home-buying process by allocating their income over several paychecks, in a more extended, in-depth version of Banzai. Players will receive a lifelike credit score that responds to their decisions in the game. They will also learn about identity theft, income tax, mortgages, credit and borrowing, and long-term financial trade-offs.
- Credit Scores