Souris Valley United Way and Aspire Credit Union offering Financial Education with Banzai

Souris Valley United Way has partnered with Banzai, powered by Aspire Credit Union to bring clear, in-depth lessons to help you dive into the financial topics you care most about. Souris Valley United Way believes that everyone is entitled to a quality education, a family-sustaining income and good health. A key piece of financial stability for a community is proper financial education that is easy to understand and accessible for all at .

Aspire Credit Union is a sponsor of Banzai, a financial literacy program used by millions of teachers and students around the country, that is now available to you and your home for free. You can experience real-world financial literacy in a fun, safe way, from any device.

Courses and articles cover a wide array of topics. Courses that might be important to review now include managing crisis, starting an emergency fund, losing a job, getting out of debt, and more.

As we are all experiencing firsthand, the spread of COVID-19 has changed the global landscape affecting our financial, professional, and social environments. The sudden disruptions caused by the public health crisis are presenting economic challenges with growing repercussions. While some factors affecting financial well-being are beyond individual control, financial knowledge can help people better manage their finances through times of hardship and times of prosperity.

Along with Banzai, SVUW and Aspire Credit Union are bringing Facebook lives and virtual classes with financial coach and author Annika Caldwell from 23 and Debt Free. The topics will focus on real life skills that can help families have a handle on their finances immediately: budgeting, starting an emergency fund, talking about finances with children, meal planning and getting the most out of your grocery budget. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and get the information you need to know your money better.


To learn more about Banzai or the upcoming classes and events, follow Souris Valley United Way and Aspire Credit Union on Facebook. To access Banzai visit

Questions? Concerns? Contact us!

If you need to reach out to us, we’ll be here to help via phone at (701) 837-5353, through email, or you can message us on Facebook to assist you with all of your financial needs.