If your student hasn’t handled their personal finances before, now’s the time to help educate them on what it’s like to live in the real world. Consumers has a number of available budgeting tools, which interact with our Online Banking system, to help you facilitate these types of discussion.
And if your student doesn’t want to take your advice (because we sometimes know how that goes), have them take ours. As a valued member of Consumers, your student has free access to money management and financial education services through our partner Accel Financial Services.
Accel can give personalized answers to your individual student’s needs. For issues ranging from a proactive savings plan to budgeting, repaying debit and how to build and improve credit scores, advice is only a phone call away.
Accel counselors are available Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST), Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To use this service, simply call 1-877-33ACCEL (332-2235) or visit them on the web at www.accelservices.org.
Our service staff are always willing to help with the financial education process, too. Just stop by to chat or give us a call at 800.991.2221.