Online Financial Literacy

Learn the value of a dollar

T&I Credit Union is bringing you Banzai, the financial literacy program used by millions of teachers and students around the country, to you and your home. Experience real-world financial literacy in a fun, safe way.

High quality financial literacy for free

Over 20,000 schools nationwide already use Banzai to teach real-world finance in the classroom. Now T&I Credit Union is bringing its two popular courses, Banzai Jr. and Banzai Teen, to your home at no cost.

Prepare them for the future

T&I Credit Union wants to help your kids for what's next, which is why they're offering Banzai, a financial literacy program designed to teach them what real-world finance is like.

Banzai Junior

A young girl sets out to learn about money by opening her own lemonade stand, opening her first savings account, and saving for a new bike.

Banzai Teen

Follow the life of a recently graduated high school student, holding a job, working long hours, and making do with what life sends.

Banzai Plus

Take control of your own financial future. Coming soon.

Why don't they teach this in school?

Good question! Often they don't. Schools at times can be poorly funded and teachers inadequately equipped to teach your children about personal finance. That's why T&I Credit Union is bringing it home, to your family.

Choose their own adventure

It's all about trial and error—with Banzai, your kids make choices and experience the consequences of their decisions in a fun and safe environment.

  • Income

    Even kids need the chance to explore how to make money.

  • Budgeting

    Teach them how to enjoy the money they make, while still meeting their needs.

  • Savings

    Show them how limiting their spending helps them reach their goals.

  • Borrowing

    Borrowing, while useful, can sometimes throw them off course.

  • Making tradeoffs

    Sometimes there's more than one good choice.

  • ...and more!

Simplify complex financial problems

If your child moved out now, what would happen? Banzai uses real-life examples to help teach concepts like budgeting, making money, expenses and even complex topics like insurance and credit.

An in-road to creating conversations

Now there's a roadmap for teaching your children the importance of money management. Banzai creates conversations and instills healthy attitudes toward finances at home. As your kids use the program, you'll have the tools to answer their questions and shape their perspective.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is Banzai free?

    Banzai is 100% free. Completely. No strings, no catch. Hundreds of banks and credit unions around the country, who care about teaching young people to be financially responsible, generously sponsor Banzai in their local communities.

  • What does Banzai teach?

    Banzai emphasizes practical skills over technical know-how. We call it, "learning by doing". Banzai teaches healthy spending habits, planning ahead, insurance, and a lot more.

  • How long does it take to complete Banzai?

    Banzai is flexible. It saves your progress, so you can return to use it anytime. At a minimum, plan 45 minutes to an hour for your children to complete the course.

  • What age groups is Banzai appropriate for?

    In Banzai, there are two courses: one for young children (ages 8 thru 11), and a second course designed for teens (ages 13 to 18).

Banzai allows you to

access the program from anywhere, anytime.

No carrying disks, no deciphering installation instructions. Banzai is completely web-based so there's no need to install software. Gain full access to Banzai anywhere you have a computer.