According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), at the end of 2012, 59% of all Americans were living paycheck to paycheck. And 56% of Americans do not have funds on hand to cover unanticipated financial emergencies.
The need for financial counseling in credit unions is real. Whether you are looking to start a financial counseling program or already have one in place, Mark Lynch, Field Coach for the National Credit Union Foundation's Real Solutions will share insights to the need for financial counseling in credit unions and how to develop a successful program.
This session is designed for credit unions who are interested in helping provide
trustworthy help to members
and potential members so that they can successfully manage their money and
avoid problems such as bankruptcy, foreclosure and loan defaults.
Whether you are looking to implement a formal or informal financial counseling program, this workshop will give you the steps you need to be successful.
9:00 a.m. Introductions
9:15 a.m. Counseling Simulation | Chris Wolgamott and Andrew Likes, Meritrust Credit Union
11:00 a.m. Developing a Counseling & Education Program at Your Credit Union | Mark Lynch, REAL Solutions
12:30 p.m. Group Lunch
1:30 p.m. Developing a Counseling & Education Program at Your Credit Union | Mark Lynch, REAL Solutions
3:00 p.m. Credit Union Case Study | Chris Wolgamott and Andrew Likes, Meritrust Credit Union
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
There is no cost to attend. This workshop is a dues supported event brought to you by your Kansas Credit Union Association.
Please register by Tuesday, July 22.