DALLAS (4/28/14)--Neighborhood CU, Dallas, rewarded one of its members for excellent savings habits--and celebrated National Financial Literacy Month at the same time--with a $10,000 check.
Shaneque Green was greeted at the doors of her workplace Friday morning by representatives from the $332 million-asset credit union and a $10,000 oversized check with her name on it.
Neighborhood CU Senior Vice President Carolyn Jordan informed Green that her name had been drawn from the credit union's Prize Savings Account holders for demonstrating commendable saving habits.
The credit union created the Prize Savings Account to encourage more people to save money and plan for their future by rewarding good saving habits with prize drawings throughout the year.
Green has been a Neighborhood CU member for more than 17 years. She joined the credit union in high school to open her first account because her mother was a member.
She's kept her account with the credit union because of benefits such as lower fees and better interest rates on savings and loans. Since joining, she's trusted the credit union with her checking and savings accounts, mortgage and several auto loans.
"I moved all of my money over to the credit union because I had been with big banks before and there were always issues of some sort, and you guys just never turned me down," Green said.
When asked what she might do with the unexpected cash, Green said she didn't have specific plans but that her family and friends probably have a few suggestions.