Talking about finances is somewhat of a taboo topic in our society. Travis Credit Union is committed to changing that. According to the Economic Policy Institute:
- More than 21% of Americans have no retirement savings at all
- 69% of U.S. adults have less than $1,000 in savings
- 34% of Americans have no savings at all
- Almost half of Americans have nothing to show in retirement savings
- 16.6 million U.S. households have a negative net worth
As you can imagine, these statistics have far-reaching effects, including compromised physical and mental health, marital conflict, increased crime rates, and more. There’s no denying the impact finances have on communities and an individual's health and well-being.
How do we break the cycle, change lives, and lift communities? One conversation at a time—in our branches, in our workshops, and in the community at large. We share tangible information and strategies to promote financial wellness through financial education, financial literacy, and financial advocacy. We're helping people in our communities improve credit scores, lower and eliminate debt, become first-time homebuyers, save, and plan for retirement. We're having conversations that add up to healthier lives and communities, and we want to do more!
Expanding our reach in the communities we serve.
We’re expanding our reach in the communities we serve to promote financial wellness. Here are a few highlights from the last quarter of initiatives that took place in our local communities:
- Expanding Financial Education at Travis Air Force Base: We’re partnering with the Travis Air Force Base United Service Organization (USO) and the Airmen and Family Readiness Center to deliver financial education classes to young Airmen and their spouses to instill good financial habits and reduce the stress associated with money management.
- Teen summit for foster youth in Fairfield: We presented a “Teens and Money” workshop and partnered with Aldea Children and Family Services, Solano pride, VOICES, Solano Community College, Fairfield PAL, and Napa Valley College + others to advocate for our foster youth.
- Woodland/Capital Region United Way Organization partnership: We’re collaborating with two great organizations to expand our community reach by adding a financial education component to Yolo County services.
- Spanish language financial education outreach expansion: We’re working with the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library to help them expand Spanish-language educations training through the Migrant Centers of Yolo County.
Thank you for your membership. Without you, this work would not be possible. If you’re struggling with finances, don’t struggle alone. We’ve helped thousands of members get back on track financially, and we can help you, too. Let’s talk.
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