TDECU Announces Partnership to Provide Financial Counseling and Education to Members

BALANCE Financial Fitness Program Comes to TDECU

LAKE JACKSON, TX (May 15, 2013) TDECU leadership has announced a partnership with BALANCE Financial Fitness Program to bring financial education to its members. The program will financially strengthen members and subsequently, strengthen the communities TDECU services.

TDECU’s investment in delivering this program is foundational to its belief that proactive money management will help members achieve financial success and enable them to get what they need to improve their lives.

“Our members have increasingly expressed interest in learning more about managing their finances.  After extensively researching financial education programs, the BALANCE Financial Fitness Program was by far the the most comprehensive.  More importantly this program, combined with BALANCE financial counseling will be provided confidentially and free of charge toTDECU members.  This partnership will enable them to achieve their financial goals as well as walk them through any financial challenges they may face,” said Lucilla Henderson, TDECU VP of Community Relations and Development.

For more than 55 years, TDECU has been committed to helping its members understand the state of their finances. TDECU has been in the classroom for over 15 years teaching the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) program to improve the financial literacy of high school students in the communities it serves.  Delivering the BALANCE Financial Fitness Program underscores TDECU’s continued commitment to assisting its members with improving their financial lives.

Founded in 1955, TDECU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with 170,000 members and more than $2 billion in assets. TDECU currently has 32 service locations, including 25 branches, and offers a complete selection of convenient, innovative, and competitive products and services, including a full suite of deposit products as well as mortgage, auto and personal loan products, online and mobile banking.  TDECU also offers, through its subsidiaries, retirement planning and wealth management, personal and business insurance products, and full title and realty services. Members can also access a nationwide network of more than 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs. For more information visit or call 800.839.1154.

San Francisco-based BALANCE provides financial education and counseling programs to partnering financial institutions nationwide. Services include money management and housing counseling, a debt repayment plan, credit report review, and a toll-free information line – all free to account holders.

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