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Life is hard! The one tool we all have learned makes our lives easy and complicated at the same time is money. Daily we struggle with how to make it, save it and the best ways to use it.
Frank Ocean said it best with “We all try.” I will never claim to be perfect at this stuff. I’m trying just like everyone else. It’s a learning experience. Through my experience in banking and managing my own money, I have learned a few things, messed up here and there to really solidify the lessons, and the blog is where you can read all about it.
I will talk about my own experiences with spending, saving and dealing with loans and credit. I will share tips and tricks for doing it all better and together we will learn what it's like to live young and free in St. Louis, and share the tools we can use to do this better that are offered at a credit union. This website is your source for all things financial, fun and free!

– DeAnna Anglin, Young & Free St. Louis 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.