Credit Union to Provide Workshops, Educational Courses and
Tips to Help New Mexicans Build Strong Financial Foundations
Credit Union to Provide Workshops, Educational Courses and Tips to Help New Mexicans Build Strong Financial Foundations
Nusenda Credit Union is holding a series of free, open-to-the-public workshops focusing on financial knowledge and understanding in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe in support of National Financial Literacy Month, National Credit Union Youth Month, and Money Smart Week®.
“Solid financial capability is one of the most important skills people will learn in their lifetime,” said Terry Laudick, CEO of Nusenda Credit Union. “Through our financial literacy programs we are helping New Mexicans build a strong financial foundation for their families, which in turn improves the overall economic future of our state.”
Money Smart Week®
In partnership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), Nusenda Credit Union will recognize Money Smart Week April 22 - 29. The national public awareness campaign, created by the Federal Reserve, is designed to help people throughout the nation better manage their personal finances. Nusenda will kick off the week with a free, financial education workshop geared toward high-school students on Friday, April 21 from 3 - 5 p.m. at the WESST Enterprise Center, 609 Broadway Blvd. NE (south of Lomas Boulevard) in Albuquerque. There will also be a free, open-to-the-public workshop, “Personal Finance 101/ Budgeting”, on Thursday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd. NW (west of Coors Boulevard) in Albuquerque; and at 1 p.m. that same day at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe. In all, more than 2,000 people will be positively impacted.
The National Credit Union Administration recognizes April as both National Financial Literacy and National Credit Union Youth months. As part of the celebration, Nusenda Credit Union will be participating in “JA in a Day,” a Junior Achievement program designed to aid students in low-income schools to grow their financial knowledge into useful lifelong tools and skills to manage their finances, like creating budgets and savings plans; and at Carlos Rey Elementary, they’ll conduct financial literacy lessons and provide engaging activities to local students. They’ll also be volunteering at events in Santa Fe, Taos, and at youth transitional living centers.
Social Media Tips
Nusenda Credit Union will also share daily financial tips in April with its Facebook and Twitter followers on topics such as savings, credit, education, and personal finances.
For more information about Nusenda Credit Union and all of April’s financial literacy events, visit nusenda.org/FinancialLiteracyMonth.