Business LoansAccounts Style 02Car LoansCareersCheckingCredit CardsDigital BankingAccounts Style 01Home Equity LoansInsuranceInvestingMembershipMortgagePersonal LoansRV, Boat, Motorcycle LoansSavings
Skip to main content
Back to News & Events

Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with Virginia Credit Union

Financial Literacy Month

Every April, Virginia Credit Union’s team of five fulltime financial success educators get an extra pep in their step as National Financial Literacy Month highlights the importance of their year-round passion: financial literacy. This team of educators, who coordinate and teach in-person and online educational programs at credit union facilities, workplaces, community centers, and schools throughout the year, is led by Cherry Dale, Virginia Credit Union’s Vice President for Financial Education.

“Financial education is foundational for us,” explains Dale. “Last year, our educational programs reached more than 90,000 people of all ages, which was the most ever. Our financial education team works hard to find opportunities to share information about how to wisely spend, save, borrow, and plan for the future.”

This year, the credit union’s financial education efforts includes the launch of RPS Saves, a partnership with Richmond Public Schools to promote savings and financial education for City students, teachers, and staff. In addition to an incentive available to students who open a savings account, the partnership includes classroom visits to bring SOL-based financial literacy classes to students in RPS schools.

While financial education is a year-round priority for Virginia Credit Union, we’re inviting members and community members alike to take the opportunity to put their financial literacy, health, and confidence first this month.

Here are 6 ways to celebrate Financial Literacy Month with Virginia Credit Union:

  1. Follow us on Facebook to participate in a Financial Literacy Month themed giveaway, and get tips, resources and links to our latest webinars and online resources throughout the year. BONUS: More of an Instagram person? Or want to connect with us everywhere? We’re on Instagram too!
  2. Check out our free Financial Success for Women series, now available on-demand. “Typically, women live longer than men, earn less than men, yet are more likely to be decision-makers when it comes to money in their households,” said Dale. “This series acknowledges that reality and creates opportunities focused on the unique challenges that women face when it comes to money.” Consider sharing the series with a woman in your life.
  3. Volunteer for RVA Reads, one of our favorite organizations to volunteer with in the City of Richmond. Volunteers read to preschool classes and each child receives a book to take home. For our part, we’re donating to the program 2,000 books, with age appropriate money concepts to introduce to preschoolers.
  4. Speaking of introducing kids to money topics, share our Financial Success for Kids video series with a child (or a parent or teacher!) in your life. Great for elementary students, this series of story times with Financial Success Educator Tori Filas is a conversation starter for teachers, parents and kids, featuring a book, math questions, and activities.
  5. Check Your Financial Health Score. Learn the components of financial health, then take our quick survey to find out how your financial health stacks up here.
  6. Brush up on a financial literacy topic. Whether you’re ready to tackle your savings, get to know your credit report, or want to dig into the home buying process, we have a video for you.

A financial cooperative serving more than 320,000 members, Virginia Credit Union offers a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources, with a focus on helping people feel more confident about their finances. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA.

Media Contact: Deb Wreden | | (804) 267-5409