Solarity Credit Union Uses Foundation Grant to Boost Financial Education Programs

Solarity Credit Union kicked off its third-annual financial education season last Thursday with a no-cost seminar on personal financial record management, the first of 11 monthly seminars planned for 2013.

The free educational seminars are held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month and are designed to educate the community on basic financial management. Future topics include identity theft, credit information, college financing, retirement savings and tips for winterizing homes.

Registration is available online for the next seminar, “Organize Your Financial Records,” on Feb. 12 at Solarity’s Ellensburg Branch, located at 900 S. Ruby St. in Ellensburg, Wash.

Solarity’s educational seminar series was launched last year as part of the credit union’s commitment to financial literacy, complementing a robust suite of educational tools for all ages, including online resources, in-branch handouts and newsletters, available to all of Solarity’s members.

Thanks to a $4,200 Community Outreach Grant from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF), Solarity was able to not only continue the seminar program in 2013, but has expanded promotion of the events to the general public. All Solarity seminars are open to the public.

Solarity Credit Union was formed in 2011 through the merger of Catholic and Yakima Valley Credit Unions and now has eight branch locations from the Kittitas Valley to the Lower Yakima Valley in Washington.


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