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Introducing Money Possible: Destroy Debt campaign

The application deadline has passed. KCUA is reviewing applications and selected participants will be contacted in mid-January.

To keep up to date on Money Possible, follow #moneypossibe on Twitter or the Money Possible blog.

In an effort to increase consumer’s awareness of personal financial literacy, Wichita area credit unions are partnering with the Kansas Credit Union Association to launch a consumer financial literacy campaign, Money Possible: Destroy Debt.

How it works:
The Money Possible campaign will follow several credit union members/families as they work to destroy debt in their household. The participant(s) will receive weekly counseling from the
Consumer Credit Counseling Service as they learn valuable money management skills and increase their personal financial literacy.

These families will share their stories via social media, on the MoneyPossible.org blog, as well as on select media outlets.

No confidential information will be shared.

Who are the individual(s)/ families participating in the Money Possible campaign?
Any member of a Wichita area credit unions can apply to participate in this program. The participants will be chosen by the Kansas Credit Union Association. Ideal candidates should be willing to share their financial story publicly, and be able to participate in a 16-week financial literacy program.

When does the campaign start?
The participants will begin the program in mid-February. The program will end in mid-June. Segments on KAKE-TV will begin airing in early March.

When do I have to sign up?
The deadline to sign up has passed. Selected participants will be notified in mid-January.


What is the purpose of the Money Possible campaign?
As of August 2013, Americans are $11 trillion in debt.

-Average household credit card debt: $15,112
-Average household mortgage debt: $146,215
-Average household student loan debt: $31,240

Credit unions exist to help their members find financial success. The Money Possible campaign increases awareness of personal financial literacy and the role credit unions play in consumer’s financial health.

Follow along on twitter: #moneypossible.

Read more:
Credit Union Times: KCUA Campaign Will Showcase Debt Reduction Successes
Credit Unions Online: Kansas Credit Unions Are Smashing America's Debt
CUNA News Now: Kansas CU Association Launches Fin Lit 'Destroy Debt' Campaign
Wichita Business Journal: Kansas Credit Unions Seek Volunteers Who Want to Destroy Their Debt.


Questions: Melissa Baptista, (800) 362-2076, ext. 3016.