Because we know that our future leaders need help now. By instilling these financial values, we secure everyone’s future, later!
In 2019, New Dimensions FCU saw an increase in the demand for our financial education services as we received a record number of requests throughout Kennebec and Somerset County schools, senior centers, area businesses, and one-on-one sessions with you, our valued members. That equates to over 1,800 individuals who received
meaningful lessons on how to budget effectively, maintain a healthy credit score, purchase vehicles with best practices in mind, and many other important topics. We educated our members through the use of effective lesson plans while outlining budgets and goals that became a catalyst in helping those members to consolidate high-interest
debt, build emergency savings and place them on a path to realizing larger financial goals and dreams. In addition to our own efforts, our staff joined forces with other credit unions associated with the Maine Credit Union League to offer Financial Fitness Fairs at local high schools. The financial fitness fairs are designed to prepare young students with a solid understanding of financial knowledge while giving them the tools and resources to live on their own. Additionally, we participated in local job fairs and even had the pleasure of becoming a resource for financial education at Maine’s Hire A Vet Campaign.
As a leader in financial education, New Dimensions staff was called upon by the Maine Department of Education to speak at their seminars on the importance of financial education at all grade levels. Attendees at these seminars included superintendents and educators from around the state. Because we know the importance of solid financial decision-making skills, we will continue to serve our members and communities by providing no-cost financial education and resources.
If you would like more information on confidential financial counseling or free Eat, Learn and Prosper luncheons for local businesses, please contact Carrielyn Reynolds, Financial Education Coordinator, at (800) 326-6190 or by email at email@example.com.