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Celebrate Financial Literacy with ECU in April

Month-long events, giveaways and financial learning opportunities

April is tons of fun at Extra Credit Union. It’s Financial Literacy Month—an entire month dedicated to encouraging and empowering those young and old to learn more about finances, combatting the lack of financial literacy in America! And in celebration, we have a lot of “extras”—great events, giveaways and learning opportunities for not only our members, but the entire community. Here’s what we have in store this month:

COME VISIT US!

  • Use our coin machine throughout April and we’ll wave the maintenance fee. That’s right—FREE COIN MACHINE!
  • We’ll be hosting member appreciation days with informational resources, treats and giveaways. Stop by our table to enter for your chance to win one pair of tickets to the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.* {Check our Facebook page for dates and locations}
    *Members can only enter during member appreciation days. Drawing will take place on 5/4/18. Must be 18 or older to enter.

EXTRA CREDIT UNION ENCOURAGES KIDS TO SAVE

Hey kids: Open a new youth account or make a $5 deposit to your existing youth account and receive a $5 savings match.*
*Includes youth savings and youth money markets. Limit one savings match per member. Must be 17 or younger. Valid 4/2/18-4/30/18.

GET SOCIAL WITH US ON FACEBOOK
“Like” us on Facebook

  • Financial literacy facts posted regularly.
  • Quizzes every Friday—win ECU swag!
  • Enter our Facebook contest for a chance to win one pair of tickets to the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.*
    *Drawing will take place on 5/4/18. Must be 18 or older to enter.

FREE SEMINARS

UNDERSTANDING YOUR CREDIT REPORT
Money Smart Week seminar with our partner, Greenpath
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 6-7 p.m.

Reading and understanding a credit report can be a challenging experience. But it doesn’t have to be! This workshop helps consumers become knowledgeable about what a credit report and score is and why it is important, how to obtain their personal credit report, and how credit history affects them. While you’re here, enter for a chance to win a $25 gas card!

LOVING LIFE ON LESS
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 6-7 p.m.

Self-proclaimed “frugality expert” and retiree Dan Goussy will talk about his ideas on money, spending and saving. Dan found the right balance between living for today and saving for tomorrow, allowing him to retire at age 55. Dan will share experiences and key decisions in areas such as home ownership, travel and daily living. His goal is to help others achieve a frugal-yet-enjoyable lifestyle, while developing a saver’s mindset. While you’re here, enter for a chance to win a $25 gas card.

INVESTMENTS WORK, INVESTORS DON’T
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 6-7 p.m.

Extra Credit Union’s Financial Consultant, Steven Ellsworth, will provide knowledgeable information and insights to help you make better financial decisions. He helps Extra Credit Union members plan for the uncertainty life has to offer by utilizing a smart and simple money philosophy: planning, implementation and monitoring. Steven also will be available for questions after the seminar.

Please RSVP to seminars by April 13, 2018 to Ashley at (586) 276-3150 or email AFordyce@ExtraCreditUnion.org. {Please note: As a security precaution, please do not include personal identifiable information such as account numbers or your Social Security number in your email or in the form below. Contact information such as name, address, phone number, and your preferred method of contact are permissible}. Limited seats! Seminar location: Main Office, 6611 Chicago Road, Warren, MI, 48092. Members/non-members are welcome.

 

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