Wasilla, AK — Taylor Jordan opened Black Birch Books with a vision of having a safe place that felt like another world where people could escape. She herself is a disabled veteran and hires homeless and at-risk youth. This created an amazing opportunity for MAC FCU to partner with Birch Books to offer a Financial Literacy presentation to diverse group of young adults, students, and homeless youth. Alyssa Goforth was able to provide practical financial information that they may not have otherwise had access to.
“While we know that financial literacy is no longer taught in public school settings and rarely spoken about within families, imagine how it must feel to have no one; to get your first paycheck from your first job and not even know how to go about cashing it. That is why we do what we do here at MAC FCU.” -Alyssa Goforth, MAC Federal Credit Union Financial Literacy Facilitator.
Alyssa was able to give tips and tricks for budgeting, explain how to build credit, clarify banking basics, and teach about credit scores. Financial literacy is for everyone. As we continue to offer presentations to various organizations and companies, we find that the questions and needs may differ from group to group. But there is always some area where people would like more understanding of their finances. As a credit union, we consider it a privilege to help people in our community find financial health.
Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our Financial Literacy presentations. They are free of charge and are available to groups within our service area.