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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Free Financial Literacy Month Resources

While it’s always a good idea to put your finances first each month, April is extra special because it’s Financial Literacy Month! Whether you’re looking for new techniques to teach your children about money or you’re eager to brush up on your own financial literacy, there’s always something new to learn. Here are a few of our favorite financial resources to help build your financial knowledge this month!

Money Matter$ eLearning Center 

Our Money Matter$ eLearning Center contains free and self-paced modules cover key financial concepts such as: saving, investing, raising your credit score, identity theft protection, and obtaining a mortgage. This program is mobile and tablet accessible and each module is only 2-7 minutes in length, so it’s perfect for your busy lifestyle.

Financial Resource Center
In our Financial Resource Center, you can browse through channels on a range of different financial topics including: auto buying, career planning, loan & credit management, saving & investments, tax planning, etc. Click on each channel to see more information and resources on the various topics. 

Financial Calculators
Our Financial Calculators can be used to calculate monthly payments on an auto loan, mortgage, or credit cards, or help you plan out your budget or retirement savings. Just enter in some basic data, and the calculator will help you figure out how much you can afford to pay or what you can save.

Money Matter$ Blog and Podcast
Our Money Matter$ Blog that you are reading right now offers insight on a variety of financial topics. You can browse our current and past blogs for financial tips, news and events going on at the credit union. Available on both iTunes and cfcu.org, our Money Matter$ Podcast has a library of short, easy to listen to episodes covering financial topics.

Financial Counseling
Community Financial offers members free access to professional financial counseling services through GreenPath Financial Counseling. Also, our Community Financial team members are available to create a plan to help you reach your financial goals at any of our branch locations or over the phone at (877) 937-2328.

Credit Union Youth Month
April is also National Credit Union Youth Month, which encourages kids to develop healthy saving habits by making savings fun and exciting. “Be a credit union saver and your savings will never go extinct” is the official theme for this year. Join us as we celebrate Youth Month with fun activities and more! We have videos for your kids to follow along at home, as well as a library of March is Reading Month book recommendations and activity sheets! Visit cfcu.org/youthmonth for more information.


Your turn: What financial resources to do you find the most helpful? Share with us your favorites in the comments!

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