At Partners, we celebrate advocacy and education to build financial health and achieve our Members’ dreams.
Since 2004, April has been recognized as a month to focus on financial literacy and promote it within our community of Members.
My Credit Union suggests some of the things you can do for your own financial literacy:
- Ask for help. If you’re struggling financially, immediately contact your credit union or bank, credit card company, utility provider, mortgage company, or landlord. Although it’s never easy to ask for help, it’s better to work out a payment arrangement than to let the account fall behind.
- Check your credit. Pulling your credit report once a year to make sure the information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Reviewing your credit report will also help to guard against identity theft.
- Beware of frauds and scams. Each year scam artists and identity thieves steal billions of dollars from unsuspecting consumers. Learn how to recognize common scams, protect yourself and your money, and take action if you think you are a victim of fraud.
- Build or refine your budget. The National Credit Union Association, NCUA, encourages you to use our Money Basics Guide to Budgeting and Saving. Having a budget allows you to have a clear view of your income and expenses all in one place. It will help you live within your income, prioritize saving, and meet financial goals, today and in the future.
- Learn something new. What financial decision have you avoided because you don’t know what to do? Research that topic on MyCreditUnion.gov so you can make an informed decision.
Achieve financial well-being with Partners! We offer an online learning platform, in-person workshops, live webinars, on-demand education courses, 1-on-1 counseling, and more. If you want to explore even more solutions, call us at 800.948.6677 or stop by one of our friendly branch locations.
At Partners, our year-round focus on advocacy and education is our passion. By sharing that passion with our Members, Partners intends to bring them closer to their financial dreams.
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