PCU Student Credit Union Hosts Second Financial Literacy Series

PCU Money Talks Grads 3-24-2014

PR Web © 03/24/2014 – WOODBURY, Minn. – PCU’s Student Credit Union at Tartan High School in Oakdale hosted its second “Money Talks” educational series in February. The peer-to-peer program, led by PCU Student Credit Union employees, is designed to teach students the building blocks of personal finance. The sessions focused on the key pillars of financial education: budgeting, savings and investments, credit, and money management tools. Twenty-one students completed the series and passed a final exam, receiving a $100 stipend for their participation.

“The overall objective is to provide valuable financial education to students via their peers so they have the knowledge to make informed and conscious money decisions at all stages of life,” stated PCU President/CEO Brian Sherrick. “The seminar series also increases awareness of the student-credit union and credit unions in general, and provides the tools, assistance and education to help students build a strong financial future.”

The Money Talks program was funded by a grant awarded from the MN Credit Union Foundation. Additional sessions are scheduled for April at Tartan and this summer at a location and date yet to be announced. PCU opened the Student Credit Union in January 2013. The student branch is operated by students, serving students, with a goal of teaching youth the basic principles and practices of the financial services industry.

PCU also offers a suite of student financial products to help youth build their financial future, including Free Student Checking, a Student Savers CD and a unique Credit Builder loan to help establish that all-important credit rating.

Founded in 1926, PCU is a member owned financial institution that specializes in providing excellent member service, great rates and convenience. PCU offers a complete range of services, including 24/7 loan approval, mortgages, online banking, online deposits, mobile banking and bill pay, free checking, business services, investment services and more. PCU is proud to serve Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties, with office locations in Eagan, Hugo, North St. Paul, West St. Paul and Woodbury. For more information, call 651-770-7000, 800-247-0857 or visit http://www.postalcu.org.