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Virginia Credit Union Financial Education Efforts Reached 13,232 in 2013

Dec 31, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Virginia Credit Union provided financial education programs to 13,078 youth and adults in 2013. The credit union provided financial education programs in schools, workplaces, public libraries and its own facilities last year. The 13,078 figure is the most ever.

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Virginia Credit Union
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Highest number ever

(Richmond, VA, Dec. 31, 2013) – Virginia Credit Union provided financial education programs to 13,078 youth and adults in 2013.

The credit union provided financial education programs in schools, workplaces, public libraries and its own facilities last year. The 13,078 figure is the most ever.

“Virginia Credit Union offers financial seminars for its members and the community as part of its vision of helping people achieve greater success,” said Jane Watkins, president and CEO.

The credit union offered week-long money camps for teens, an introduction to personal finance for college students at Virginia Commonwealth University, adult workshops in budgeting and reducing debt, as well as programs for first time homebuyers and other topics.

Young people accounted for 61 percent of the participants. A curriculum developed by VACU Financial Education Director and former public school teacher Cherry Hedges covers the basics of budgeting, saving, borrowing, and what to know before a making a major purchase, such as a car.

A member-owned financial cooperative with more than 229,000 members, Virginia Credit Union provides a variety of affordable banking services, loans and mortgages, checking and savings services, and financial education resources. Virginia Credit Union is federally insured by NCUA and is an equal housing opportunity lender. For more information, visit www.vacu.org.

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