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Community Events

Free Shred Events

Protecting your privacy is important for your financial wellness. Our free shred events allow you to properly dispose of personal and financial information. Shredding personal records and financial documents are effective ways to defend against identity theft and other forms of fraud.

  • May 24, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Travis Credit Union's Clayton Branch, 5441 Clayton Road, Clayton
  • June 14, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Travis Credit Union's Hillcrest Branch, 3500 Hillcrest Ave., Antioch
  • July 26, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Travis Credit Union's Merced Branch, 1194 West Olive Ave., Merced
  • August 17, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Travis Credit Union's Corporate Office, One Travis Way, Vacaville
  • August 24, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Travis Credit Union's TAFB Branch, 659 Skymaster Drive, Travis AFB
  • September 6, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Travis Credit Union's Slatten Ranch Branch, 5819 Lone Tree Way, Suite A, Antioch
  • September 20, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Travis Credit Union's Woodland Branch, 1372 East Main St., Woodland
  • October 18, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Travis Credit Union's Atwater Branch, 981 Bellevue Road, Atwater
  • November 9, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Travis Credit Union's Corporate Office, One Travis Way, Vacaville

What to Bring to Shred

Consider shredding paperwork that includes:

  • Account numbers
  • Birth dates
  • Passwords and PINs
  • Old forms with signatures
  • Social Security Numbers

Before You Visit a Shred Event

  • Place documents in the backseat or trunk of your vehicle with labels.
  • Remain in your vehicle when you arrive and follow the signs directing you to the shred trucks.
  • When it’s your turn to drop-off, unlock your doors or trunk. Event staff will remove the items you specific for shred.

Please note that these events have the potential to conclude ahead of schedule should the shred truck reach capacity. Additionally, please be aware that shred events may be subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Safety Measures in Place

  • We’ll have signage and team members directing you to our drop-off sites.
  • No contact event. We’ll safely unload your vehicle and prepare your items for shredding.

Travis Credit Union genuinely cares about the financial needs and well-being of our members and communities. Learn more about our Financial Wellness efforts.

To find out additional ways to protect your identity, scroll down to view our free on-demand webinars.

Sponsorship & Event Request Submission

Thank you for your interest in Travis Credit Union. We are dedicated to changing lives and lifting communities through financial wellness. If you are interested in requesting an event sponsorship or contribution/donation, please read the guidelines and submit a request through our Intake Request Form below. The Community Relations Department will respond to your request within two weeks of receipt.


While TCU would like to sponsor all worthwhile community causes, requests of support for events will be granted based on the potential overall financial wellness benefit to communities in the TCU service area, and availability of funds at time of request. Community organizations are encouraged to inform TCU of planned future events as far in advance as possible to ensure consideration for community support budgeting.  

Sponsorship Considerations:

  • Financial Education – Opportunity to support curriculum-based financial education efforts.
  • Financial Literacy – Opportunity to support the practice of exercising financial skills and knowledge.
  • Financial Advocacy – Opportunity to create TCU financial wellness champions in the communities we serve.

Budget Allowance – Funds may or may not be available at time of request.

Intake Request Form:

Please select:

County of Event:

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We also accept written request. The instructions are as follows.

  1. Please submit written request for sponsorship on printed company letterhead (PDF is ok), detailing benefit to TCU for involvement.
  2. Please include organizer contact info, as well as event name, description and date.
  3. Send request to:
    Travis Credit Union Headquarters
    Attn: Community Relations
    One Travis Way
    Vacaville, CA 95687
  4. You may also send a request via email: Send via Email

Mad City Money

Youth Financial Boot Camp

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What is Mad City Money?

Mad City Money is Travis Credit Union Foundation’s hands-on financial simulation that gives teens and young adults a taste of the real world finances. Students will be assigned an occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt and credit score as they take on the role of adults who must decide between their wants and needs as they live and work in Mad City.

The goal is to simulate the realities of approaching financial responsibilities and to teach students the tools needed to make better financial decisions.

Join the Next Mad City Money in Your Area

All young adults, ages 13–18, are welcome to participate.

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Please download and authorize our Release Form

  • 6/28/2024, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill
  • 7/15/2024, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at San Pablo City Hall (Maple Hall), 1000 Gateway Ave, San Pablo
  • 7/26/2024, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Travis Credit Union's Community Room, One Travis Way, Vacaville
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Join the thousands of students who have participated and completed our Mad City events in Solano, Napa, Yolo, Contra Costa and Merced counties. Here’s what participants say about Mad City Money:

“My favorite part of Mad City Money was that I got to see how I managed my purchases, given my own monthly salary as well as my spouse’s monthly salary. The thing that surprised me was the amount of money I had left over when I was done making all of my purchases.”
– Hailey W.

“During Mad City Money I had to decide what was most important first, like housing and groceries, and then seeing how much money I had left to afford the things I wanted like a new car or what type of cell phone I could afford.”
– Marie I.

“I loved the interaction with the merchants and to see which was an important purchase to have and which isn’t a necessity to have with a limited amount of money, figuring out how to have that perfect balance between all the sections was very fun to try and figure out.”
– Edward V.

“My favorite part about Mad City Money was seeing how far your credit score can get you. I didn’t know much about credit scores and how much of an impact it had on what homes you may purchase in the future. What surprised me was how much big purchases actually cost, and the effect it will soon have on your bank account/ credit score.”
– Sidney J.

National Award, 2021 CUNA Desjardins

2021 CUNA National Desjardins
Youth Financial Education Award

In-State Award, 2021 CUNA Desjardins

2021 CUNA In-State Desjardin
Youth Financial Education Award

Webinars & Resources

Travis Credit Union is dedicated to providing financial education that changes lives and lifts communities. Easily access information on upcoming webinars, on-demand content and other useful resources.

Travis Is Proud To Partner With GreenPath

Get access to debt management services, plus free one-on-one financial counseling
and financial education tools.
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To comply with regulatory obligations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Travis Credit Union (TCU) is required to notify individuals who are parties to accounts/loans of the categories of personal information that TCU may collect and how the personal information may be used.

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Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Workshops
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Student Loan Forgiveness What you need to know and how to prepare ... 10/6/22 Watch >
Student Loan Forgiveness A Fresh Start ... 11/3/22 Watch >
Student Loan Forgiveness Updates and Next Steps to be Prepared ... 12/7/22 Watch >
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Money Skills  Preparing for Financial Independence ... Watch >
Money Concepts for Teens and Young Adults Teenagers will learn the basics of savings ... Watch >
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Build a Basic Budget Design a financial blueprint for ... Watch >
Identity Theft Learn how to protect yourself from identity thieves ... Watch >
Retirement Planning 101 Factors to consider as members start retirement planning ... Watch >
Money Management Through Transitions Taking control of your finances can seem overwhelming ... Watch >
How To Reduce Your Spending Learn how to reduce spending in your life ... Watch >
Using Credit Cards Wisely A credit card can be a valuable financial tool ... Watch >
Options For Dealing With Debt Join us as we explore options for dealing with debt. ... Watch >
How to Automate Your Finances Do you ever feel like bill paying is a hassle? ... Watch >
How to Simplify Your Finances We'll discuss ways to sort monthly expenses ... Watch >
Banking Basics for Small Businesses Learn how to pick the best financial partner ... Watch >
Life After Bankruptcy We'll cover Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings ... Watch >
All About Credit and Recovery from Credit Debt Learn about types of credit & how to use wisely ... Watch >
Psychology of Spending Learn strategies to control spending ... Watch >
Car Buying 101 Learn how to determine what you can afford, strategies ... Watch >
TFS Estate Planning with Edward R. Cainglit, Attorney at Law at Oak Crest Law Group ... Watch >
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Core Pillars of Financial Wellness Budgeting, Saving, Spending, & Borrowing ... Watch >
The Foundation of Financial Wellness: Budgeting Learn more about Budgeting ... Watch >
The Foundation of Financial Wellness: Saving The Second Pillar of Financial Wellness: Saving ... Watch >
The Foundations of Financial Wellness: Spending The Third Pillar of Financial Wellness: Spending ... Watch >
The Foundation of Financial Wellness: Borrowing Borrowing and understanding credit ... Watch >
How To Reduce Your Spending Learn how to reduce spending in your life ... Watch >
Car Buying 101 Learn how to determine what you can afford, strategies ... Watch >
Financial Wellness for Military Transition to Veteran Learn strategies for Military Members for Financial Wellness ... Watch >
Money Smart Military (Mil) Prepare financially for military service transition ... Watch >
Blended Retirement System Strategies for Airmen to build wealth ... Watch >
A Salute to Smart Investing Establish successful wealth building ... Watch >
Week 1: Start with a Plan Saving Strategies America/Military Saves Month ... Watch >
Week 2: Save for the Unexpected Saving Strategies America/Military Saves Month ... Watch >
Week 3: Save by Paying Down Debt Saving Strategies America/Military Saves Month ... Watch >
Week 4: Save for Retirement Saving Strategies America/Military Saves Month ... Watch >
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Your Money 101 Teaching kids about fundamental money concepts ... Watch >
Repaying Student Loans There are many options to help repay student loans ... Watch >
Money Skills  Preparing for Financial Independence ... Watch >
Money Concepts for Teens and Young Adults Teenagers will learn the basics of savings ... Watch >
How to Save Money in College We'll teach students how to better prepare for college ... Watch >
How to Earn Scholarships We'll focus on scholarships and how to apply ... Watch >
How to Apply for Cal Grants College Financial Planning Workshops ... Watch >
How to Pay for College College Financial Planning Workshops ... Watch >
Understanding Student Loans College Financial Planning Workshops ... Watch >
Foster Youth Student Resources for College College Financial Planning Workshops ... Watch >
How to Find and Apply for Scholarships College Financial Planning Workshops ... Watch >
10 Ways to Save Money in College College Financial Planning Workshops ... Watch >
The Basics of Personal Finance for Students College Financial Planning Workshops ... Watch >
Taxes and Teens Learn about paychecks, understand income & taxes ... Watch >
Banking 101 for Teens Learn about checking account, savings, debt ... Watch >
How to Build a Personal Finance Foundation for Teens Teens will learn important money management ... Watch >
4 Pillars of Financial Wellenss: Plan, Save, Spend, and Borrow A financial wellness journey for teens ... Watch >
Understanding and Building a Credit Score for Teens Learn how a credit score works ... Watch >
Psychology of Spending for Teens Learn how to make good shopping decisions ... Watch >
Buying My First Car For Young Adults Learn how to determine what you can afford, strategies, benefits ... Watch >
How to Make a Plan for Your Money (For Teens) Learn how to read a paycheck, make a budget, set goals, ... Watch >
How to Save Your Money (For Teens) Students will learn how to make saving money easier ... Watch >
Financial Wellness Pillars


Take time to plan your finances now and avoid money headaches later.


Your financial goals come first! Save like you mean it.


Gain financial empowerment through controlled spending.


Leverage your borrowing power only when you really need a loan.

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The resources you'll need to help you along your unique financial path.
Financial Education Hub | Financial Wellness Blogs | Sponsorship & Event RequestSmart Money Matters | Events & Scholarship

Transcripts of the individual webinars are available upon request. Please email Community Relations for more information.
Disclaimer related to the risks associated with web conferencing: TCU won’t be held liable for any software you use to access the meeting content.

Military Resources

Travis Credit Union was founded on Travis Air Force Base more than 70 years ago and our roots remain deep within the military community. We provide service members and their families with the knowledge, products and tools to help improve your financial wellness.

We thank you for your service and invite you to stop by a branch to see how we can serve you as a TCU member.

Resources To Serve You

Car Buying: First-time vehicle purchase discount program for those with little or no credit.

VA Loans: Learn about a special home loan just for the military allows you to become a homeowner with no down payment.

Financial Counseling: TCU members receive free professional and anonymous financial counseling through GreenPath.

ATMs: 11 ATMs on Travis Air Force Base and free access to more than 30,000 ATMs nationwide and in Canada via the CO-OP ATM Network.

Home Buying: TCU holds an on-base home-buying course several times each year at the request of the Airmen and Family Readiness Center.

Investments: TCU holds a basic investing course monthly and a retirement investing course quarterly at the request of the Airmen and Family Readiness Center.

Retirement: TCU teaches investing for retirement and money management as part of TAFB’s mandatory Transition Assistance Program

Webinars for Service Members

TCU holds monthly in-person and virtual Financial Wellness Seminars to support Financial Readiness Programs
at the TAFB Airmen and Family Readiness Center. View upcoming sessions as well as On-Demand free webinars.

Military Financial Guides

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the generous donors of the
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Tactics for
Civilian Life

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Armed Forces
Financial Guide

Mapping The
Military Lifecycle

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A Salute To
Smart Investing

Prepared Especially for
the Armed Forces

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Used with permission by Lightbulb Press.

Deployment-Related Information

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Free Deployment Guide

Deployment for you and your family can be stressful and challenging, regardless of whether it is a first deployment, or your 10th. This free, comprehensive guide can help you prepare for deployment and reduce stress on your family during this period.

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My Life: A Kid’s Journal

For families facing deployment we provide a free journal that your children can use to document their activities while their loved one is deployed. Visit one of our branches to receive your free copy.

Community Impact Scholarships

Thank you to all high school seniors who applied for Travis Credit Union's $2,000 scholarship. Though the application period for this year ended on April 1, 2024, keep an eye out for our next year's scholarship if you missed this one. Your future academic journey continues with us!

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Student Loans by Sallie Mae

If you need assistance with the cost of college, we offer students loan with Sallie Mae’s 1-2-3 approach to paying for college.2 To learn more about these available Student Loan Resources, click on the button below.

Student Loans

1. Applications and transcripts will not be returned and will become the property of Travis Credit Union. TCU senior officers, employees, volunteers and their families are not eligible. Winners will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee. Illegible entries may be disqualified. Winners will be notified by mail or phone and agree to have their names and photos published in TCU promotional materials. Scholarships were awarded by May 31, 2023. After confirmation of acceptance and registration at a 2-year community college or a 4-year college or university with 12 or more credits or units, the award will be deposited into a TCU share account.

2. These loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank or a lender partner. Travis Credit Union is not the creditor for these loans and is compensated by Sallie Mae for the referral of loan customers. Visit our student loan page for details.

Forbes Top 10 Credit Unions in California Award
Desjardins Financial Education Award, 1st place nationwide, adult and youth
US Air Force Distinguished Credit Union of the Year
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