Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

Washington
Ala. LICU teaches 'How to Win the Money Game'
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (4/24/14)--Tuscaloosa (Ala.) CU's efforts to provide 450 participants with credit counseling, resume-writing help and other job and educational assistance were highlighted in this month's edition of the FOCUS eNewsletter.

FOCUS is published monthly by the National Credit Union Administration's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives. Tuscaloosa CU, a designated low-income credit union, used Community Development Revolving Loan Fund grant money to cover many costs of the West Alabama Education and Job Fair, including:
  • Creating a financial literacy curriculum, including a class called "How to Win the Money Game," on budgeting and personal finance;
  • Reproducing materials for attendees;
  • Securing event space; and
  • Marketing the event.
A total of 28 companies and 10 social service agencies took part in the event, and loan officers from other local credit unions provided counseling for those in attendance. Attendees could also register with employment services and create new resumes stored on their own new flash drives. 

Tommy Cobb, president/CEO of the $61 million-asset credit union, said his credit union would not have had the money needed to put on the event without an NCUA grant. There had never been a citywide job fair in Tuscaloosa.

For more of this month's FOCUS eNewsletter, use the resource link.
Other Resources

FOCUS eNewsletter
RSS print
News Now LiveWire
.@CFPB today finalized changes 2 remittance rule, proposed in April. See rule here: http://t.co/tPs6Mlimni
13 hours ago
State OKs Floridacentral #creditunion's bank branch purchase #NewsNow http://t.co/37uXorWsmV
16 hours ago
Today is deadline to order your T-shirt for #MiracleJeansDay @CU4Kids @CMNHospitals http://t.co/UXIqW3cFN6
16 hours ago
#Creditunion #100MM on display with @NWCUA's Minickiello, Wash. Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos at @NCSLorg @CUNAadvocacy http://t.co/xVwnS39uEM
17 hours ago
Fraudsters hit @jpmorgan with smash and grab #phishing campaign http://t.co/VEkAvctYLJ
17 hours ago