Personal Finance Resources

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Motor City Co-op Credit Union is pleased to partner with this valued member benefit–Accel Members Financial Counseling. As a valued member of Motor City Co-op Credit Union, we are committed to serving you. And as a benefit of your membership, we are providing you with free access to financial education and counseling services. Motor City Co-op Credit Union has teamed up with Accel, a financial counseling program. Through comprehensive education and exceptional service, this organization has been assisting individuals for more than 44 years. Through our partnership with Accel, you will enjoy unlimited access to financial counselors without paying–it’s free! As a member of Motor City Co-op Credit Union, you can receive assistance with: personal and family budgeting; understanding your personal credit report and how to improve your score; personal money management; debt repayment; avoiding bankruptcy, foreclosure, and repossession. Accel can give personalized answers to your individual needs. For issues ranging from a proactive savings plan to saving a home from foreclosure, advice is only a phone call away. Accel counselors are available Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (EST), Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  To use this new service, simply call 1-877-33ACCEL (332-2235) or visit them on the web at www.accelservices.org.

 

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Check out GreenPath University! This online resource includes financial education articles, videos, e-courses, games, calculators and more.

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The NCUA created Pocket Cents to introduce people to the benefits of credit unions and the importance of setting financial goals. This website has excellent financial literacy materials for people of all ages and walks of life. Check it out here.

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This user-friendly software tool uses simple graphics, ‘pop-up’ menus, and bar charts to help members manage their money more effectively. Budget$mart gives a clear, concise method for tracking spending and an easy formula to establish a budget. It also offers tips for improving areas of overspending or inadequate savings, and will allow ‘what-if’ scenarios to demonstrate the impact of a major purchase or change in income on the user’s budget. Click here to download a copy of this software.