NEW YORK (8/2/13)--Four credit unions made it to the winner's circle in NerdWallet's Credit Union Gen Y Contest, with Roseville, Mich.-based Christian Financial CU collecting the grand prize--$2,000.
The contestants were judged on a "commencement speech" to 2013 graduates that provides financial literacy advice to Gen Y and a proposal for using the funds awarded in the contest, said NerdWallet.com (July 31).
Christian Financial CU proposed a scavenger hunt with clues on Twitter and Facebook for young followers, said NerdWallet. The hunt would introduce the young members to the $270 million asset's products and services, then segue into an in-person scavenger hunt throughout the local community. Members would use photo clues posted by credit union staff to discover locations related to its services. Christian Financial also proposed producing a series of financial literacy videos to better educate its GenY members.
For more detail and to view each credit union's financial advice in the "commencement speeches," use the link.