MSUFCU Launches Saving Draggy App
EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) is pleased to announce the recent release of, Saving Draggy, a financial literacy mobile app game for children ages 5-8. By engaging in a quest to save a baby dragon, children increase their cognition and understanding of basic financial concepts.
Players earn money for their piggy bank by playing games that increase understanding of financial concepts such as saving wisely and responsibly spending money. The app was designed by students from the Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab at Michigan State University, part of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Saving Draggy, along with other Credit Union children’s apps, can be found on Google Play for Android devices and on the App Store for iOS devices. The app is free to play — with no in-app purchases.
“We’re excited about the release of this new app, as it shows our commitment to educating our young members in unique and innovative ways,” said Deidre Davis, MSUFCU’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “Saving Draggy, gives us an opportunity to teach our young members about financial responsibility in an engaging manner, which helps create a foundation for future habits.”
MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal — and business-related — financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU has 17 branches, over 220,000 members, more than $3.25 billion in assets, and over 700 employees. In 2015, MSUFCU was named as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness by the National Association for Business Resources, and was listed as the fifth top employer in the large-employer category in the 2015 Top Workplaces list by the Detroit Free Press. In 2016, MSUFCU was selected as one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, receiving the Michigan Business Professional Association’s top honor of Elite Overall – Best of the Best award.
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