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What is Financial Literacy?

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Financial literacy is the ability to understand how to make competent choices to manage your financial well-being. When you are “financially literate” you’re able to manage your income and divide it towards multiple goals simultaneously.

Being financially literate is not just about how to pay down debt, but also how to manage your daily financial life, such as savings and investments. While paying down debt is always a good thing, it should not be the only item you focus on. A great way to start is to take a portion of your income and place it into a separate savings account, that way you’re not tempted to use those funds. By doing this, you’ve started your first step on becoming more financially literate. The art of savings is a great skill to have a sound knowledge on, creating ground for financial success.


Vote “YES” to support the MACCU/River Valley Partnership

On August 17th, an official notice and ballot were mailed to each member of MACCU outlining the details of our proposed partnership with River Valley Credit Union. We will be holding several informational sessions to provide an overview of the merger. If you would like to register, please visit our Partnership page. We hope that we can count on your support to better the future of both credit unions!

Announcing Our Exciting Partnership Opportunity

We have some very exciting news to announce!  For the past several months, we have been evaluating and discussing the possibility of strategically joining forces with another small credit union in Vermont.  After careful research and consideration, your Board of Directors is in unanimous support of partnering with River Valley Credit Union in Brattleboro, Vermont.  We believe that this merger will strengthen the financial position of the credit union and help to ensure long-term sustainability.  This cooperative merger can only happen if our members vote in favor of it, so we hope that we can count on your support.  We will keep you updated as we move forward with this proposal and will be available to answer any questions that might arise.

For more information about this proposed merger, please see our Membership Letter and Merger Proposal Q&A.