Several New Mexico families who belong to their local credit unions now have better awareness and knowledge of good financial habits after participating in the 11-month “Savings Challenge New Mexico” and one lucky family is now $10,000 richer. The Challenge goals were basic stepping stones that provided each family with the skills to achieve better financial well-being. The three goals were: reduce debt, build savings and improve their credit score.
The Savings Challenge was made possible by a grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to the Credit Union Association of New Mexico (CUANM), which provided management, educational resources and financial support to five New Mexico credit unions that participated.
Shawn and Tina-Marie Schiller, members of High Plains Federal Credit Union (HPFCU) in Clovis, were the top winners, walking away with $10,000 after meeting the three Challenge goals. The couple was coached by High Plains Federal Credit Union coach Tammy Lewis.
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