Financial Literacy

Boost your personal financial literacy with Financial Avenue

Many people struggle with personal financial literacy. Deciding how to save and pay off credit, while examining how these plans fit into your long-term goals can be overwhelming. Add in the growing number of options and services financial institutions have to offer and the task just gets harder.

Financial Avenue is an online educational platform available through SAC FCU that helps anyone interested in broadening their personal money management knowledge. Courses can be completed in your own time and the best part is – they’re free!

Smart money management for everyone

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Just landed your dream job and need to learn more about budgeting? Check out the Budgeting course and learn the basics of cutting costs, generating more income, and goal setting.

Wondering which shiny new checking account or credit card to sign up for? Explore the

Banking Basics module that covers:

  • How to compare different accounts and financial institutions
  • How account fees work
  • Choosing the right financial institution for you

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Or you can explore the Credit History course, which will teach you:

  • Why your credit history is important
  • How to read and understand your credit score
  • How to improve your credit score

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Topics are taught in a range of formats, including mini-modules, articles, and videos to accommodate different learning styles. You’ll also have access to other tools, like calculators. Users can expect to gain valuable information that they may not have otherwise been exposed to in a traditional school environment or encountered yet in life.

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Because credit unions strive to educate individual members and nonmembers, Financial Avenue is available to everyone. And since the content is updated regularly to maintain the U.S. Treasury’s Department Financial Literacy standards, users get the most current information available on those financial topics.

Money management isn’t second nature for most of us, but Financial Avenue can help you start your journey to a better understanding of real-life financial matters.

How to get started
First, access the Financial Avenue home page and click “Sign Up.” Enter the following access code when prompted: CDEC96. Then complete the registration process as prompted. Once you’re signed up, you’ll have full access to courses and modules on Investing, Identity Theft, Paying for College, and more. These resources are accessible 24/7, so you can learn at your own pace.

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Personal financial literacy is a lifelong goal. It’s also one of the smartest things you can do to solidify thoughts and strategies about money. Make learning a regular activity, and you’ll soon have the knowledge to make better financial decisions and avoid common pitfalls.

What areas of financial literacy are you most interested in learning more about?

Have you held off on taking control of your finances? From savings and debt to insurance, we’ve got you covered. Download our free Financial Basics Made Easy e-book to get started now.

Financial Basics Made Easy e-book

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

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