Marin Community gets free financial lessons from Money Rules author Jean Chatzky

Redwood Credit Union Financial Literacy Event Reaches All Ages

SAN RAFAEL, CA (September 25, 2014) — Nearly 500 people ranging from college age to retirement age attended Redwood Credit Union’s (RCU’s) recent free Financial Wellness event, “Making Money Make Sense,” featuring author, TV personality and Today Show personal finance expert Jean Chatzky. The event, which took place Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, included money tips from Ms. Chatzky, an audience question and answer session, and free copies of Chatzky’s book, Money Rules¸ which she signed for attendees following the event.

Known for her straightforward financial management tips, Ms. Chatzky covered topics including setting financial goals and saving for them, managing debt, saving for retirement, and more. RCU offered the event free as part of its ongoing efforts to promote financial literacy in the communities it serves.

“At RCU, we believe that when people know how to manage their money, the whole community benefits,” said Brett Martinez, President & CEO of Redwood Credit Union. “Jean provided the attendees with practical money tips that were simple to understand, and that they can put into practice immediately to better their financial standing now and for the future.”

RCU provides a variety of financial education events in the North Bay, including several money management programs for teens. In addition, the credit union offers educational resources on its website at, including budgeting tools, financial tips for all stages of life, podcasts and other helpful resources.

About Redwood Credit Union
Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. As a financial cooperative focused on people not profit, RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, investment and financial planning services and more. The Credit Union also offers a variety of insurance products and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU currently has nearly $2.4 billion in assets and serves over 237,000 Members with full-service branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit  

About Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky is a renowned financial expert and journalist. She is the financial editor for NBC’sToday show, has been featured on Oprah, and has written for publications including Newsweek and Money Magazine. She is the bestselling author of several books on money and finance, including Money Rules.

About the Dominican Institute for Leadership Studies
The mission of the Dominican Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) in the Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business is to help students, faculty, staff and community members become better leaders. The Dominican ILS advances its mission by promoting the study, teaching, and practice of effective, ethical leadership. As a center for leadership development on the Dominican campus, ILS acts as a consortium of faculty and students with businesses and community leaders committed to providing leadership development and practice opportunities. Through leadership education and training, research and consulting services, public forums and community service projects, ILS serves individuals and organizations both locally and globally, as well as the Dominican University of California community.

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