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    January 05, 2021

     

    SDCCU and the San Diego County Library System Present Financial Wellness Wednesdays

     

    SDCCU representatives will present on a variety of topics aimed at improving the financial health of the community

     

     

    SAN DIEGO, Calif., (January 5, 2021)-- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, has partnered with the San Diego County Library System in support of the Live Well San Diego initiative to host Financial Wellness Wednesdays. From January through March, SDCCU will host Financial Wellness Wednesdays webinars on a variety of topics aimed at improving financial health. The closures of non-essential businesses due to the stay-at-home orders because of the COVID-19 pandemic has put so many families in difficult financial situations, which is why financial education is even more important this year. The entire community is encouraged to attend a webinar as part of this year’s Financial Wellness Wednesdays program.

     

    “The New Year is the perfect time to focus on getting your finances on track, and SDCCU is here to help,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell. “We are excited to once again partner with the San Diego County Library System to bring Financial Wellness Wednesdays to the community, this year in webinar format so people can enjoy and learn from the comfort and safety of their own homes. As one of California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, SDCCU is committed to providing essential financial education for our members and the community now and in the future.”

     

    SDCCU offers more than a dozen different FWW webinar topics that include something for every stage of life including, but not limited to; Building a Better Budget, The Psychology of Spending, 30 Ways to Trim Your Budget, Teens and Money, The Keys to Homeownership, Rebuilding after a Financial Crisis, Current Scams and How to Protect Your Finances, Millennial’s Guide to Savings, Elder Financial Fraud Awareness and SDCCU’s Biz Kid$ to help teach kids about money and business.

    Financial Wellness Wednesdays webinar topics rotate weekly. The current schedule is located at sdccu.com/fww.

     

    As one of California’s largest locally-owned financial institution and a Live Well San Diego partner, SDCCU is dedicated to improving overall economic well-being by engaging in several financial wellness efforts. Research shows that poor financial health can often lead to diminished physical health. Also, evidence suggests that the average high-school graduate lacks basic skills to manage personal finances, many young people experience difficulty balancing a checkbook and half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Since the onset of the pandemic, the need and demand for financial counseling and education has only increased. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 71 percent of households face difficulty saving because of expenses they didn’t plan for and 50 percent of Americans struggle to make ends meet after a financial shock. Unfortunately, this pandemic, could be the cause of a financial shock for some due to the closures of non-essential businesses. Additionally, 61 percent of Americans do not have a budget according to Experian. SDCCU is committed to helping change these statistics through the financial education of our communities.

     

    For access to financial wellness resources, visit sdccu.com/knowledge.

     

    The County Board of Supervisors launched Live Well San Diego in 2010 with the goal of achieving healthy, safe and thriving communities across the region by partnering with community and city leaders, schools, businesses, non-profit organizations and residents.

     

    SDCCU is one of California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions serving Southern California. SDCCU has assets of $9.6 billion, over 424,000 customers, more than 40 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.

     

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