Retire on Track

New Retirement Fair Materials Available for Credit Unions

For the first time, credit union organizations can order “Retire on Track” materials from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) to hold a Retirement Fair.

The Foundation's REAL Solutions program, in cooperation with CUNA Mutual Group, developed the Retirement Fair, "Retire on Track", to assist credit unions help their members and staff better prepare for retirement.

The fair is designed to have people think more carefully about the type of lifestyle they would like to pursue in retirement and then link it to their financial plan. “Retire on Track” is applicable to people of all ages, not just those nearing retirement.

CUs Encouraged to Attend Foundation's America Saves Twitter Chat on 2/17

To celebrate America Saves Week 2016, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is hosting a Twitter chat for credit unions on Wednesday, February 17th at 2 pm (CT). The Foundation invites credit unions to discuss their activities encouraging members to save money and build wealth.

America Saves Week is February 22-27, 2016 and “is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.” Credit unions and their staff are encouraged to share best practices and examples of their savings and asset-building programs and promotions for members. Belvoir Federal Credit Union from Woodbridge, Va. will be featured in the Twitter chat as a special guest.

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On the Blog: Foundation Grantee Expands Reality Fair Initiative to Reach More Students

First Florida Credit Union received an Experiential Learning Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation recently to increase the number of students that participate in Reality Fairs in their community by reaching 700 students. They are already off to a great start!

First Florida’s Reality Fair program – their “Mad City Money initiative” – has been at the forefront of this growth. Brought on board in 2013, the program has grown in popularity and delivery channels. The free event transforms venues into interactive cities where teenagers adopt new identities and learn to navigate real-world scenarios such as balancing a checkbook, budgeting a household income and establishing a savings plan.

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