CU and its foundation leverage IDAs to help members reach their dreams

MoneyMatch program guides members to financial stability and homeownership.

Tired of renting, Ryan Bubenyak and Heather Staton dreamed of buying a home they could call their own.

But homeownership was always out of reach.

“We were saving as much as we could, but it wasn’t enough,” Bubenyak says.

When the couple joined Dupaco Community Credit Union, they learned an encouraging lesson: Homeownership was possible.

With the help of their credit union and its unique MoneyMatch program, the couple learned how to budget and save—and, eventually, realized their dream of homeownership. The program combines long-term financial coaching with matching funds, empowering participants to better their financial lives.

 

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