ECTC students learn money management skills through abound partnership

RADCLIFF, KY (October 30, 2020) — Throughout the month of October, Elizabethtown Community & Technical College (ECTC) and Abound Credit Union presented Adulting 101: Managing Your Money to provide valuable financial education to students through a series of engaging, virtual events and interactive, online modules.

Abound Credit Union experts, Chuck Eads, Mark Philpott and Hollie Sexton, shared their knowledge as they taught three interactive webinars including a Financial Education Bootcamp. These webinars were open to all interested ECTC students and those who participated were rewarded with prize drawings, such as weekly winners: Holly Yingling, Darian Wilbert and Trudi Coen-Rodriguez (pictured from left to right below).

“I found the workshops extremely insightful and helpful as I am branching into the adult world. I truly learned a lot that I am excited to carry with me.” ~ Holly Yingling

“The Abound Credit Union workshops provided important and helpful information, giving great access to tools to become financially healthy.” ~ Darian Wilbert

“Very helpful in learning how to open an account, how to save money and how credit scores work. I found it very interesting.” ~ Trudi Coen-Rodriguez

In addition to the educational webinars, First Year Experience 105 students and Business students at ECTC completed Abound’s financial education modules throughout October. The online modules prepare college students to make smart financial decisions and adopt responsible money management habits that can benefit them for life.

“Our partnership with ECTC is very exciting because we’re giving young adults the tools they need to change their financial lives and make more possible for their families for years to come,” says Becky Ates, Executive Vice President of Abound Credit Union.

In addition to the financial education and training provided for youth and young adults, Abound Credit Union offers free online learning tools and resources for Kentuckians of all ages at

About Abound Credit Union

Abound Credit Union, a leader in financial education, has been providing valuable banking solutions to help hardworking Kentucky families thrive for more than 70 years. Today, we have 18 locations, $2.1 billion in assets and over 130,000 military and civilian members. The Credit Union has been recognized for its leadership in financial education at the state and national level. Abound was named a Defense Community Champion 2023, ranked #15 Nationwide for Safety and Soundness by S&P Global Market Intelligence, and is one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2022, 2023, and 2024. It’s simple to become a Member, visit our website at to see how you may be eligible.


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