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For more than six decades, we’ve been helping our members with the biggest financial decisions of their lives. From learning of their current financial situation, providing personal finance courses to help members manage their money, or even peace of mind for a secure financial future, UCCU has you covered. Small and consistent changes over a period of time can help teach effective financial eduction habits that better your financial career.

Learn more about education and the importance of financial literacy, benefits that can be provided to all members, and additional services that can truly help you love where you bank.

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What is the importance of financial literacy?

Financial literacy is crucial for making informed decisions about managing your money. It involves understanding concepts like budgeting, saving, investing, and credit management. Financial education should start in high school, teaching students the basics of opening a savings account, understanding interest rates, and the importance of saving money for short-term and long-term goals like college and retirement. With financial literacy, you can make wise choices about savings and investment options, plan for retirement, and avoid pitfalls like excessive student loans or credit card debt.

What are the key steps for creating a personal budget?

Creating a personal budget involves tracking your income and expenses, setting financial goals, and allocating funds accordingly. Start by listing your monthly income sources. Then, categorize your expenses into necessities like rent, utilities, and groceries, as well as discretionary spending. Identify areas to cut back and allocate funds towards savings, investments, and debt repayment. Revisit and adjust your budget regularly to align with changing financial circumstances and goals. Visit our Financial Budget Article.

How to build and maintain a good credit score?

Building a good credit score involves responsible borrowing, making payments on time, and keeping credit card balances low. Start by obtaining a credit card or student loan and making timely minimum payments. Monitor your credit report and address any errors. Maintain a credit utilization ratio below 30% by keeping balances low relative to your total credit limit. Avoid opening too many new accounts at once, and demonstrate a mix of different types of credit like installment loans and revolving credit. Check out our Credit Builder Program to help build your credit.

Are there different types of savings & investment accounts?

There are various savings and investment accounts to consider based on your goals. A basic savings account is useful for an emergency fund and short-term goals. Savings Certificates (also known as CDs) offer higher interest rates for a fixed term. For long-term goals like retirement savings, options include employer-sponsored 401(k) plans, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), and brokerage accounts for stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Compound interest over time can significantly grow your retirement savings.

Can UCCU’s financial services to help achieve goals?

Utah Community Credit Union offers a range of financial services to help members achieve their goals. This includes savings accounts with competitive interest rates, checking accounts, and youth accounts to encourage financial literacy from an early age. For long-term goals, they provide IRAs, investment accounts, and retirement planning resources. UCCU also offers loan products like mortgages, auto loans, and personal loans, as well as financial education seminars and tools to help members make informed decisions about managing their money effectively.

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