PCU Student Credit Union celebrates 1st anniversary
WOODBURY, MN (February 11, 2014)– PCU’s Student Credit Union at Tartan High School in Oakdale celebrated its 1st Anniversary on January 22, 2014. Students, teachers and staff were invited to stop by for cake and to learn more about the services available, including the “Money Talks” financial literacy classes in February.
The student branch hosted its first “Money Talks” educational series in November. 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 focus on the key pillars of financial education: budgeting, savings and investments, credit, and money management tools. Students who complete the series and pass a final exam receive 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 through all stages of life from youth through retirement,” stated PCU President/CEO Brian Sherrick. “We are excited to offer the series several times throughout the school year, so that students can attend as their schedule allows.”
A total of 15 students signed up for the February Money Talks classes during the anniversary celebration. Another session is set for April. The program is funded by grants from the MN Credit Union Foundation and PCU Community Foundation.
The PCU Student Credit Union 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 full-service financial cooperative offering a complete range of services, including 24/7 loan approval, mortgages, online banking, online deposits, 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 www.postalcu.org.