ALEXANDRIA, Va. (2/11/16)--Credit unions and their members can share money-saving tips and information on building financial security during a Twitter chat scheduled by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) on Feb. 16.
The chat will be conducted under the @MyCUGov Twitter handle, will use the hashtag #NCUAChat and is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (ET).
Kenneth Worthey, financial literacy and outreach analyst with NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection, will be joined by staff from the Consumer Federation of America to discuss national savings rates, provide tips on developing healthy savings habits and identify resources to help maximize savings.
The Twitter chat precedes America Saves and Military Saves Week, which both run Feb. 22 to 27. NCUA has online information about America Saves and Military Saves Week to help credit unions plan. Additional resources are available on NCUA’s consumer website, MyCreditUnion.gov, and the agency’s financial literacy site, Pocket Cents.
America Saves Week and Military Saves Week are national campaigns that bring together government, nonprofits and companies to encourage individuals and families to save and build personal wealth. Both programs encourage saving, reducing debt and building wealth.
Credit unions can partner with local savings campaigns and consumer organizations to offer motivational workshops and obtain posters, brochures and other resources. Credit unions can learn more about American Saves activities here and Military Saves activities here.