Savings Accounts & A Soccer Ball

Teach your children the importance of saving money this summer and play a little soccer to celebrate!  Bethpage Federal Credit Union, New York State’s largest credit union based on Long Island, will give your child a free, commemorative, international soccer ball, when you go to any Bethpage branch to sign your child up for aYouth Savings or Student Checking Account.   
 A not-for-profit financial cooperative, Bethpage is able to offer the best rates and lowest fees available for families living or working on Long Island. Bethpage’s 3 percent APY Youth Savings Account rate on the first $1,000 can’t be beat.  The account is for children under the age of 21.  The Bethpage Student Checking Account, for young adults ages 15-21, offers free checking with no minimum opening balance, no monthly service charges, free checks and free online banking and bill pay.
 “It’s never too early to start teaching your children the value of money and how to make good spending decisions as they grow,” said Gerard Schmitt, Vice President, Bethpage.  “It’s also equally as important to make sure your child’s hard earned money earns the best rates possible and that no hidden fees exist.  We look forward to working hand-in-hand with parents and their children to help make the most out of their early learning experiences with money.” For more information, go to and click on Youth Accounts.  
Bethpage maintains branch locations in Bay Shore, Bay Shore King Kullen, Bethpage, Central Islip, Commack King Kullen, East Meadow NuHealth, Elmont, Farmingdale, Freeport, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Huntington, Levittown King Kullen, Long Beach, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, North Babylon, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Seaford, Smithtown, Roosevelt, Valley Stream King Kullen, West Babylon and Westbury with over 500 surcharge-free ATMs in King Kullen, CVS Pharmacy and Costco locations throughout Long Island.  For more information, call 1-800-628-7070 or visit 
Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of theNassau Observer, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI), New York Press Association (NYPA) and Fair Media Council (FMC).

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