Get money smart with Michigan First

“Finance isn’t meant to be some difficult scary word. Banking shouldn’t be something that makes us want to turn around and run. As a young adult, I understand life can’t be taken too seriously. We're meant to have fun and enjoy ourselves and in a way that's financially responsible. Michigan First makes banking simple and easy, so we don’t have to worry about the financial mumbo-jumbo and we can understand our financial situation with convenience. With this, we can focus on what’s really important to us and be in control of our own financial situation. Life’s short; we shouldn’t have to spend time jumping through hoops to understand banking and Michigan First doesn’t make us.”


– Vicky Goldwater, Young & Free Michigan Spokester

Understanding how to manage and grow your money is a fundamental skill that most young people are missing. Unfortunately, personal finance is just not taught in many schools. Fortunately, we've got you covered with practical tips to get a handle on your money.

Living Young & Free Field Guide

It’s a jungle out there!

You wouldn’t travel to a foreign country without checking a few things out first, would you? Maybe check out some online sources or take a travel book out of the library? Likewise, you shouldn’t head out into the wild world of finance until you’ve done a little background research. 

Living Young & Free Show 

Money tips, tricks and hacks!

Published every two weeks on our blog, the Living Young & Free Show is a collaborative effort between all of the active Young & Free Spokesters. Each episode is under five minutes and is packed with useful topics and tips.

The latest episode

A network of advocates

Seven of the Young & Free Spokesters recently got together in Nashville, Tennessee

Seven of the Young & Free Spokesters recently got together in Nashville, Tennessee

To date, 31 creative, outgoing and Internet-savvy young people from around North America have held the coveted dream job of Young & Free Spokester. Each has brought their own unique style to the position and each has had a significant impact at their credit union and in their community.

What does this mean to you? It means that 31 people have spent a ton of time researching, writing and creating blog posts and videos about financial stuff that matters to you! Take some time and explore the entire Young & Free network.