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    Texas Credit Union Foundation Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

    Some great news from the Texas CU Foundation:

    Leveraging grants dollars provided by the Texas Credit Union Foundation (Foundation), the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS) will offer 100 free webinars throughout April in honor of Financial Literacy Month. Consumers who attend at least three webinars will have the chance to win one of three $100 gift cards.

    “Collaborating with CCCS is a natural fit, as our organizations have a like-minded mission of empowering people to improve their financial well being,” said Courtney Nickles, executive director of the Foundation. “The credit union movement has long championed the financial literacy cause, and we are thrilled to be able to support outreach initiatives aimed at lifting Texas families out of financial crisis and on the path toward financial freedom.”

    The CCCS webinars will focus on a number of personal finance topics including information on recession proofing your finances, surviving financial crisis, credit scores, basic money management, budgeting and savings goals, foreclosure prevention, identity theft, couples and money, and financial planning for milestones such as getting married, buying a home or having a baby. A full schedule is available at www.cccs.net/webinars, as well as the Foundation’s web site at www.tcuf.coop.

    In addition to webinars, the Foundation is also partnering with CCCS and the Texas Credit Union League (League) to host “Your Money, Your Matters,” a live, weekly blog talk radio program that informs and educates the public on a wide array of issues related to personal finance, such as asset building, retirement planning, investments, as well as addresses current issues, including the economy, financial marketplace and credit unions in general. Throughout April, Your Money, Your Matters’ discussion will center around Financial Literacy Month.

    Support of CCCS’ April webinars is just one element of the Foundation’s “Foundation FOCUS” Initiative. Its Make the Difference campaign, for example, was created under the Foundation FOCUS umbrella to celebrate and promote April as Financial Literacy Month. In addition to providing a grant to CCCS, the Foundation has earmarked $7,500 in Make the Difference grants to support credit union and community partner financial outreach initiatives.

    The Foundation FOCUS initiative would not be possible, without the support of the National Credit Union Foundation, which provided the Texas Foundation with a grant of $25,000. The Foundation is utilizing these funds to support programs and projects that focus on building a financially secure future for Texans.

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