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Michigan Credit Union League

MCUL & Affiliates Helps Kick Off 'Securing Mi Financial Future' Series

Hundreds of Michiganders are expected to have a better understanding of financial planning thanks to a series of events sponsored by the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates.

Ken Ross, EVP and chief operating officer for the MCUL & Affiliates, was on-hand last night to help launch the “Securing Mi Financial Future” series. The events, put on by Michigan’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services, are aimed at bettering Michiganders’ financial lives.

From left: DIFS Deputy Director Teri Morante, DIFS Director Pat McPharlin and MCUL & Affiliates EVP/COO Ken Ross.

Last night’s kick-off event at the Federal Reserve Bank’s Detroit branch was one of three “Building Mi Financial Future” sessions, and was geared at consumers between the ages of 25 and 49. In addition to a seven-station interactive lifestyle assessment, a number of MCUL resources were on-hand for participants, including materials and handouts. In addition to the resource fair, guests also had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with financial professionals for a “personal finance QuickCheck.”

“MCUL is proud to be a part of this important effort to help Michigan consumers get a better handle on their financial lives,” Ross said after the event. “Improving financial literacy and helping consumers improve their finances is a key component of what credit unions do every day, and we are proud to support DIFS as they work to educate consumers across the state.”

DIFS Director Pat McPharlin, former CEO of Michigan State University FCU, also spoke during the Detroit event, and more DIFS representatives are set to appear at other events. The programs are the effort of a collaboration between professionals from the public, private and nonprofit spheres to help give Michiganders access to free, non-commercial personal finance resources.

In addition to the “Building” events for younger Michiganders, two “Reinventing Mi Retirement” sessions are also scheduled. These events, aimed at consumers age 50 and older, include a key note address and a dozen in-depth workshops focused on crucial topics for consumers approaching retirement age.

The full schedule of events is as follows:

Building Mi Financial Future:

            *Tue. Oct 13 at the MSU Henry Center in East Lansing, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

            *Thur. Oct. 15 at the LISD Tech Center in Adrian, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Reinventing Mi Retirement:

            *Mon. Oct. 19 at the Doubletree Riverfront Hotel in Bay City, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

            *Mon. Oct. 26 at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, 9:00 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m.

In addition to MCUL & Affiliates, number of credit unions are serving as sponsors of the series, including Michigan State University FCU, Michigan Schools and Government CU, TLC Community CU and FinancialEdge Community CU.

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