PFCU teaches smart financial habits to rising juniors and seniors in Philadelphia

-Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s Erin Ellis partners with FAN Club for a six-week series on best money management practices

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 31, 2018) — In partnership with Financial Advancement Network (FAN) Club hosted by Urban Affairs Coalition, Erin Ellis, Accredited Financial Counselor at Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU), presented a six-week financial education series in July for rising high school juniors and seniors from the College Access Program of the Philadelphia Education Fund. Ellis taught the high school students about the importance of developing smart money saving habits to achieve personal financial goals. Topics covered included paying down debt, improving your credit score and implementing a balanced budget.

Located in Philadelphia, FAN Club groups consist of approximately five to 20 people committed to improving their financial literacy. As part of PFCU’s deep community ties in Philadelphia, Ellis works closely with organizations throughout the region to help individuals pursue financial milestones. She presents workshops to people of all ages, from elementary students to senior citizens, to ensure they are on a path for financial success.

“Financial literacy is important at every stage of life. Rising high school juniors and seniors are approaching their independence after graduation – whether it be in the form of a job or higher education. A big part of that is financial independence, and it’s my responsibility to prepare them with the tools to properly manage their money,” said Ellis.

PFCU is a member-owned institution that invests profits back into the community. To learn more about PFCU’s mission, services and upcoming events, visit

Erin Ellis, Accredited Financial Counselor at Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, held one of six sessions with high school students on good money management habits throughout July.

About Philadelphia Federal Credit Union

Founded in 1951, PFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution serving Philadelphia and Columbia County, Pa. PFCU is among the top five credit unions in the Greater Philadelphia area, with 11 branch locations, more than $1 billion in assets, over 119,000 members, and more than 400 Partner Groups. PFCU returns its profits to members in the form of higher dividend rates, lower loan rates, better services, and investment in the community. For more information, visit and connect with PFCU on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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