UW Credit Union Launches MoneyCoach, a Free Online Financial Education Resour

Lisa Girdharry
Director of Marketing & Communication
UW Credit Union
800-533-6773, ext. 2274

March 21, 2011 – Madison, WI – UW Credit Union is pleased to announce the launch of a new financial education resource, MoneyCoach. This free, interactive Web-based tool allows individuals to set financial goals and receive the education necessary to achieve them. MoneyCoach includes resources for people facing personal financial challenges and will help them cope with today’s challenges and plan for their long-term financial success.

MoneyCoach has more than 50 educational modules available and is a valuable resource to anyone who wants to improve their financial well-being. Topics range from basic information such as budgeting and careful spending to more complex topics such as home buying, investing, insurance and more. MoneyCoach meets users’ changing needs throughout different stages of their lives. Over time, users can add or delete goals to choose those that are relevant, which will allow them to continue to increase their financial literacy.

“MoneyCoach is an easy-to-use tool that is available for anyone looking to get a better understanding of their financial situation so that they can maintain and improve their financial health” said Jaimes Johnson, Director of Community and Campus Relations at UW Credit Union. “This new resource is convenient – people can access custom, relevant financial education anytime, from anywhere they have Internet access.”

MoneyCoach has been added to UW Credit Union’s portfolio of free financial education offerings, which includes the BALANCE Financial Fitness Program, newsletters, articles, My Credit Score and face-to-face seminars. In 2009 and 2010, UW Credit Union received the Governors’ Financial Literacy Award in Wisconsin for their efforts.

“It is our responsibility as a community-owned financial institution to provide educational resources to help people preserve their personal financial health in these tough economic times” said Paul Kundert, President and CEO of UW Credit Union.  “Our primary goal is to educate the communities we serve, and we are focused on giving people the information and skills they need to make good financial choices. When people are educated, they’re empowered and confident to make good decisions.”

UW Credit Union has partnered with Educated Investor, a Precision Information company, to provide MoneyCoach. Educated Investor’s MoneyCoach software and content was developed from Precision Information’s proprietary database of financial education materials.

About Us
UW Credit Union is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to University of Wisconsin communities. UW Credit Union’s 371 employees serve the financial needs of more than 155,000 members through world-class technology systems, and through a convenient network of 18 branch locations and 93 ATMs. With assets totaling more than $1 billion, UW Credit Union is ranked nationally among the leading credit unions. Founded over 75 years ago by members of the University of Wisconsin community, UW Credit Union continues to operate as a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative with locations in the Madison, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, Green Bay, Oshkosh and Whitewater areas. Visit UW Credit Union at to learn more.

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