CUNA News (Feb. 7, 2023) - Royal Credit Union has made a significant investment to ensure its financial wellness program for serving incarcerated populations succeeds. But the magic of financial wellness comes down to a few critical components, chief among them confidence, says Cooper Larson, community financial education coordinator at the $4.1 billion asset credit union in Eau Claire, Wis.
“It’s providing an empowering mindset that says even though you’ve made some mistakes in the past, you can walk into a credit union and ask for help,” she says. “If you plug in those numbers every week and hold on to a job, you’re going to make a difference in your life. You can build savings, learn how to manage credit, and shape your own financial future.”