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Happy 'Financial Fitness Day' from the Cornerstone CU Foundation
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:00 AM

Financial Fitness Day

National Financial Literacy Month kicks off today!

Financial Fitness Day may fall on April Fool’s, but financial education is no joke. Financial education is a critical focus of many credit unions’ outreach efforts in order to improve the financial wellbeing of their members and community.

“There is a tremendous need for financial education, and National Financial Literacy Month is an excellent opportunity to increase awareness and inspire consumers to make a change,” notes Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Courtney Moran. “Not having the necessary financial knowledge and skills can prevent consumers from ever realizing true financial stability.”

As champions of the financial literacy cause, Moran says credit unions continue to make great strides in deploying financial education into their local schools and communities. And during the month of April, Moran says a number of credit unions are hosting financial education workshops and classes, lunch and learns, and reality fairs. Others are conducting fundraisers—everything from selling breakfast tacos and wearing jeans to a "dress up in ‘70s attire" day. You're only limited by your imagination.

According to Moran, the following credit unions have informed the Foundation that they are doing some kind of financial activity this month:

  • Amarillo Community FCU
  • Beacon FCU
  • Border FCU
  • FivePoint CU
  • Generations FCU
  • Gulf Coast Educators
  • InTouch CU
  • My Community FCU
  • North East Texas CU
  • People's Trust FCU
  • Resource One CU
  • Tarrant County’s CU

The Financial Fitness Day initiative will not only raise funds for the National Credit Union Foundation and the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation throughout the month of April, but it's also an opportunity to bring awareness to the importance of having the knowledge and skills to make sound financial decisions.

It is not too late to participate, as credit unions can hold either a jeans/casual day for staff; a bake sale, "donate a buck" day, and/or come up with their own creative ideas to celebrate throughout the month. Please visit www.financialfitnessday.com for more information.