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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.

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