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Empowering the Next Generation of Savers

Planting the Seeds for Financial Success

At BMI Federal Credit Union, we believe in empowering the next generation of savers and helping them establish healthy financial habits from a young age. Our Youth Savings and Checking accounts offer a safe and supportive environment for kids and teens to learn about money management while having fun.

Start Saving Early with a Youth Savings Account

Open a Youth Savings account with as little as $5 and watch your child's savings grow. This account is a fantastic tool to teach children the importance of saving for their future goals, whether it's a new toy, a special experience, or even college.

To open your minor's account, the following information will be required:

  • Minor’s legal name
  • Social Security Card and Birth Certificate or Government Issued ID and Social Security Card

All minor accounts must have a joint person of legal age.

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Free Educational Resources

We offer a variety of free financial education resources to help youth of all ages become money-smart. From online learning modules and interactive games to in-person workshops, our Financial Education Program provides engaging content for kids, teens, and young adults!

Building Independence with Youth Checking

For teenagers ages 13 and up, their first Checking account will provide a stepping stone towards financial independence. This account allows teens to manage their own money within Online Banking, learn responsible spending habits, and gain valuable experience using a debit card. Parents can set limits and monitor account activity, ensuring a safe and controlled environment for teens to learn and grow.

They must  provide a picture ID (government or school).  If you do not currently have a BMI FCU account, please open an account above.

Investing in Their Future

Youth Certificates: Start with just $50 and add funds anytime. These Youth Certificate offer a higher dividend rate than the regular savings accounts, making them a great option for teaching children about growing their money over time.

Coverdell Education Savings Accounts:
Start saving for your child's education expenses with a Coverdell ESA. Contributions and earnings grow tax-deferred and can be withdrawn tax-free for qualified education expenses. Learn more about the benefits within our brochure