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Metro Credit Union offers debt management tool

Free, anonymous web-based solution analyzes personal finances


Chelsea, MA –October 5, 2009 – Debt in Focus is a free, anonymous web-based debt education tool designed to help people better understand their current financial situation.  Metro Credit Union offers the program free of charge through their website at  “You do not need to be a customer of the credit union to utilize this free service,” said Metro Credit Union president and CEO Robert M. Cashman.  “We are offering this tool free of charge so people can take the first steps toward understanding their own financial situation and the impact debt has on their financial health.”  


With many consumers trying to figure out ways to decrease debt and increase savings, Debt in Focus provides an easy to understand financial analysis to help people keep their finances moving in the right direction.  Through Debt in Focus, participants can obtain an entire picture of their debt and receive a personal action plan based on their budget and financial goals.  It offers the option to print detailed payment schedules, create a basic budget, and receive helpful tips based on a person’s life stage.


“We value our role as a trusted resource to continually provide our members with clear financial advice and guidance to help put them in a better financial position,” added Mr. Cashman. “Debt in Focus is a great way to help our customers continue to responsibly use credit.” 


To learn more about Debt in Focus and about Metro Credit Union, visit


About Metro Credit Union

Metro Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts with over $770 million in assets, and serves over 120,000 members.  Established in 1926 and based in Chelsea, Metro offers superior service and a full range of financial products, including investment and insurance offerings, for consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts.  Metro has nine branch offices conveniently located in Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Peabody, Swampscott, Tewksbury, and a tenth branch soon to open in Boston.  Metro is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.