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Start Small, Save Up! SDCCU Offers Free Educational Resources for America Saves Week

 

SDCCU presents a series of webinars focused on saving as part of SDCCU’s Financial Wellness Wednesdays

 
 
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (February 23, 2021) – San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is committed to promoting the importance of savings to help build a foundation for overall financial security and wellness through its support of America Saves Week, February 22-26, 2021. On Wednesday, February 24, SDCCU will present three educational webinars focused on saving at various stages of life as part of Financial Wellness Wednesdays. The webinar format allows the community to join the presentation online from the safety of their own homes.
 
“We are pleased to do our part to help educate the community on how to increase their savings by starting small and saving up,” said Teresa Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO. “Creating consistent saving habits, no matter how small you start, can make a big difference. The community is encouraged to take advantage of these resources to help create their financial plan, the first step in building the foundation for a successful financial future.”

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), “40 percent of Americans could not cover even a $400 emergency expense out of their own liquid savings.” This is one of the reasons the CFPB  started the Start Small, Save Up initiative to help consumers build a basic savings cushion and a better saving habit for a more secure financial future. Through this initiative, consumers are encouraged to create, maintain and grow emergency savings accounts.
 
The webinar series focused on saving is part of Financial Wellness Wednesdays, an ongoing program hosted by SDCCU to help provide the community access to free financial wellness information. Upcoming topics, dates and times can be found at sdccu.com/fww. For additional saving tips and resources visit sdccu.com/blog.
 
SDCCU is one of the nation’s top credit unions, proudly serving the financial needs of customers in Southern California counties including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. SDCCU has assets of $9.8 billion, more than 424,000 customers, over 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.