METRO CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES FREE FINANCIAL EDUCATION SEMINAR SERIES

CHELSEA, MA, September 17, 2019 – Robert Cashman, President and CEO of Metro Credit Union, is pleased to announce the continuation of Metro’s complimentary financial education seminar series focusing on investments and homebuying. The seminars will be held September 25th–November 12th at Metro branches and other convenient locations. A component of Metro’s ongoing financial education programming, the seminar series provides in-class instruction and activities to credit union and community members throughout the area. By continuing to host financial education seminars, the credit union demonstrates its commitment to providing the services and tools individuals need to feel more informed and confident in their financial decisions.
 
The Social Security seminar will discuss the “rules of the road” for receiving Social Security benefits, ways to maximize benefits, the future of Social Security, and setting up a retirement income stream. Multiple First Time Homebuyer seminars will educate participants on home buying basics, financing options, and the step-by-step process—from pre-approval through closing.
 
“The seminar series has been a great success, and we are very excited to continue our robust financial wellness programing throughout the remainder of 2019,” says Charlene Bauer, Chief Development Officer, SVP Outreach and Advocacy. “These events demonstrate our dedication to educating our members and the community about a variety of financial topics. Purchasing a home and retiring from the workforce are major milestones in a person’s life, and it’s important to approach these landmark financial occasions with knowledge and support.”
 
For a full schedule of seminars, please visit metrocu.org/about/events.
 
In addition to the seminar series, Metro offers free financial wellness resources year-round on MetroCU.org, in partnership with the leading education technology company EverFi, Inc. MoneySense is an online program featuring short, interactive financial education courses to help users manage their money and prepare for a secure financial future. The program features interactive courses designed for different age groups, from grade school courses designed to teach financial literacy in a child’s cognitive development, to adult programming focused on financing higher education, home ownership, retirement, and more.
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About Metro Credit Union 
Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts, approaching $2.0 billion in assets. Metro provides a full range of financial products to more than 200,000 members in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable, Bristol and Worcester counties in Massachusetts, and Rockingham and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire, as well as to employees of over 1,200 companies through its Metro@work program.

Founded in 1926, Metro currently operates 14 branch offices in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury. Metro is also a Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) designated credit union, an honor given to financial institutions for their commitment to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers.
Learn more at MetroCU.org.
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