Shopping locally is growing in popularity. Many consumers prefer to spend their hard-earned dollars in the community, where they know they will be supporting local businesses. Another great way to "go local" is to manage your finances at the neighborhood credit union.
Benefits of community credit unions
By managing your money with a local credit union, you are doing your part to support a local organization. And keeping your money in your community, instead of at a big, national bank, has many benefits such as:
- Supporting the local economy. When you manage your money at a credit union, you keep local folks employed and ensure your money goes right back into your community – not the pockets of a Wall Street banker.
- Providing education. Some credit unions, like Greater Texas Credit Union, want their members to succeed financially. That is why they provide financial education to their members in the form of online learning modules, visits to local schools and educational materials such as newsletters, e-publications, and more.
- Giving back. Your support of Greater Texas can have a significant impact locally because your membership allows them to give back to the community. They sponsor charitable events throughout the year such as the CASA Superhero Run 5K and Kids 1K and provide to local organizations such as Any Baby Can, Back on My Feet Austin, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.