Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia credit unions; the MD|DC Credit Union Association and its D.C. and Suburban Maryland chapters; the Virginia Credit Union League; the Credit Union Foundation of MD and DC; the National Credit Union Foundation; SavvyMoney; and the Credit Union National Association join forces this weekend to create credit union awareness and encourage financial fitness at the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo. Credit unions are working cooperatively to encourage consumers to resolve to get financially fit in 2014.
Bridget C. Betts, Director, Marketing & Communications
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Twenty credit unions collaborate to give free financial check ups
January 9, 2014, COLUMBIA, MD-Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia credit unions; the MD|DC Credit Union Association and its D.C. and Suburban Maryland chapters; the Virginia Credit Union League; the Credit Union Foundation of MD and DC; the National Credit Union Foundation; SavvyMoney; and the Credit Union National Association join forces this weekend to create credit union awareness and encourage financial fitness at the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo. Credit unions are working cooperatively to encourage consumers to resolve to get financially fit in 2014.
Over 85,000 attendees will descend on the Washington D.C. Convention Center January 11 & 12 and while many visit the expo to get their health in shape, a collaboration of credit unions will be on hand to help consumers get financially fit. Credit unions have partnered with SavvyMoney to bring consumer financial expert, Jean Chatzky to the expo, as well as offer free financial checkups for attendees. They will also host a seminar on financial fitness featuring Jean Chatzky on Saturday, January 11 at 2pm. Following the presentation, Chatzky will do an autograph signing of her book, Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security, at the Dollars & Sense Credit Union Pavilion, booth #2333.
The SavvyMoney Checkup is afree financial assessment that has been designed especially for credit union members, which evaluates debt and expenses relative to one’s income and offers suggestions to help improve their situation. Expo attendees will have the opportunity to take the short assessment to determine their financial health.
Credit unions are a smarter choice for financial services and have a shared vision to offer the best, quality services to all members. Credit unions in MD, DC and VA serve more than 10 million members who benefit from focused member services, financial education and products and services designed to fit their financial needs.
This joint effort shows the credit union shared vision of promoting financial security to all consumers.
Below is a list of participating credit unions and other supporters.
Presented by MD|DC|VA Credit Unions
- Agriculture FCU
- Andrews FCU
- CommonWealth One FCU
- Congressional FCU
- DCE FCU
- Department of Labor FCU
- Educational Systems FCU
- Healthcare Systems FCU
- HEW FCU
- Interior FCU
- Library of Congress FCU
- Market USA FCU
- Mid-Atlantic FCU
- Money One FCU
- Montgomery County EFCU
- NASA FCU
- Police FCU
- Prince George’s Community FCU
- Signal Financial FCU
- US Postal Service FCU
- WSSC FCU
Credit Union Supporters
- Credit Union National Association
- MD|DC Credit Union Association
- Virginia Credit Union League
- The Credit Union Foundation
- A Smarter Choice
- National Credit Union Foundation
About Credit Unions
As not-for-profit cooperatives, when members belong to a credit union they are a part of a not-for-profit financial institution. That means any profits go back into the credit union in the form of better rates and lower fees for the members, who own and control the credit union. Credit unions offer many – and, in some cases, all – of the same products and services offered by for-profit banks including checking, savings, loans and online banking. Credit unions even have their own nationwide ATM network.
About MD|DC CUA
The MD|DC Credit Union Association (MD|DC CUA) is the premier regional trade association for credit unions in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. The Association, represents 107 credit unions serving over 2.5 million member-owners, provides member credit unions leadership, innovation, and support in three strategic areas: Advocacy, Community Outreach and Services. Credit unions are not-for profit financial cooperatives that are locally controlled and owned by the people they serve. For more information, visit www.mddccua.org.