Over 80,000 “Money Rules” Books Distributed by NCUF

Financial Literacy Guidebook is by Bestselling Author & Finance Expert Jean Chatzky

MADISON, WI (June 3, 2013) Since the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) announced six months ago that copies of the book “Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security” are available, over 80,000 copies have been distributed to credit union members and employees through this special initiative from NCUF.

“Money Rules” by bestselling personal finance author Jean Chatzky contains a set of smart, actionable, engaging rules that, if followed, will allow readers to enjoy a lifetime of financial security and eliminate their stress about money.

Through this special initiative sponsored by NCUF, credit union organizations can receive the book for a substantially reduced rate (via a donation to NCUF). Large quantities of the book have been requested by both credit unions and state credit union associations such as Fox Communities Credit Union in Appleton, Wis. and the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates in Lansing, Mich.

“Our local school district has an orientation for the over 1, 000 teachers each year and Fox Communities Credit Union always welcomes them back with a little something to make their school year a little brighter,” said Lynn Marie Hopfensperger, Community Development Officer at Fox Communities Credit Union. “This year we are giving them the ‘Money Rules’ book available from our friends at NCUF. We know the teachers will love them and use the valuable, but short insights to help their students succeed.”

“This book is full of no-nonsense, easily applicable strategies that can make a profound impact on a person or a family’s financial well-being, and that’s why we chose to give it out to our Michigan credit union leaders at our recent annual convention,” said David Adams, Chief Executive Officer at Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates. “We have also distributed more than 2,000 copies of the book to selected credit unions through the Michigan Credit Union Foundation as mini-grants to be used as part of targeted community outreach projects, and many of our credit unions have ordered more copies of the book to be shared with their employees, members, and community. We see this as yet another tool in the credit union arsenal as we work to assist people of all ages and backgrounds in building strong financial futures.”

Other credit unions are distributing the “Money Rules” books at community events, offering it to new members as part of their on-boarding program, and giving copies as thank you gifts to members and volunteers.

When an organization requests 1,000 or more copies of the book, the donor organization’s name will be included on a sticker on the front cover. Each book already comes with “Compliments of: NCUF” printed on the cover. All of the books from NCUF are sent to credit union organizations on a non-returnable basis, for promotional purposes only and not for resale.

For more information on getting copies of “Money Rules,” click here or visit>Foundation Programs>Money Rules Book.

Click here for a preview of the book on Google. Click here to see Chatzky discuss the book with Matt Lauer on the Today show.

An award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Jean Chatzky is the financial editor for NBC’s Today, the host of Money Matters with Jean Chatzky on RLTV, and Director of Education for SavvyMoney.

About “Money Rules”
A powerfully simple, must-have manifesto on money with more than 90 wealth-building rules from the Today show’s finance guru. The bottom line: Money is simple—people make it complicated. Now, bestselling personal finance author Jean Chatzky has distilled this simplicity into a smart, immediate, and entertaining set of rules that will change readers’ financial lives. Written in her trademark warm, witty voice, and with a special Dos and Don’ts section, this is the book everyone must read. Chatzky removes the stress associated with all things money and says it clearly: Readers who follow these basic yet crucial approaches to spending, saving, investing, increasing their income, and most importantly, protecting what they have, will build the wealth and financial stability they’ve been dreaming of.

About the National Credit Union Foundation ( )
The National Credit Union Foundation is the US credit union movement’s primary national philanthropic program provider, fundraiser and grant-maker, working to help consumers achieve financial freedom through credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.

NCUF is funded primarily by investments in the award-winning Community Investment Fund (CIF) and by generous Corporate Supporters led by the Credit Union National Association and CUNA Mutual.  All NCUF donors provide support that empowers NCUF and state credit union foundations to make financial freedom achievable through credit unions.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. NCUF continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.

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