April marks two major credit union celebrations dedicated to making members more financially knowledgeable: National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month™. Financial counseling is a benefit many credit unions offer their members, and adding a certified financial counselor on staff is a serious investment. Why should a credit union invest in financial counseling?
Educational Credit Union (Topeka, KS) and Quest Credit Union (Topeka, KS) officially announced their new name as a combined organization. The new name will be Azura Credit Union, and it was announced to the public on Wednesday, March 9.
According to a 2014 survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Junior Achievement USA (2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey), 40% of teens do not have a savings account, checking account, or debit or credit card, and 59% of teens do not have money management classes offered at their schools.