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Credit Union West Participates in Military Saves Week to Educate Military Families About Financial R

Friday, February 16, 2018  
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Glendale, AZ – Military Saves Week is a national campaign that encourages active duty military members to save, and create a financially secure future.  This annual event is coordinated by Military Saves, a non-profit organization that’s an extension of America Saves, in partnership with the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign.

The campaign takes place from February 26 to March 2 and provides educational information to motivate active duty military members and their families to take the Military Saves pledge. Savers are encouraged to follow a three step process: “Set a Goal”, “Make a Plan” and “Save Automatically.”

Locally, Luke Air Force base will host events during the official Military Saves Week, and additional events on Saturday, March 3, for participants to learn the benefits of saving, reducing debt and building wealth.

“Helping military families learn financial principles empowers them,” said Bob MacGregor, Credit Union West’s President and CEO. “And, giving them the resources to implement that knowledge allows them to build a more secure future. We’re proud to be a consistent contributor to Military Saves Week.”

In addition to providing financial educational support, Credit Union West will display banners near Luke AFB to raise awareness of Military Saves Week and will encourage pledges by special promotional offers and prizes.

Capping off the week, the credit union’s educational workshops, Understanding Your Credit Score and Tips for Vehicle Buying, will be featured at Fighter Country Partnerships’ Financial Expo held at the Wigwam Resort on Saturday, March 3. The expo is an opportunity for active military members to gather more financial resources, attend financial workshops and have the opportunity to win prizes.  All active military and current Department of Defense (DOD) cardholders are welcome to attend the expo. Learn more about Military Saves Week here.

About Credit Union West
Credit Union West was founded in 1951 and is an award-winning financial cooperative. Well positioned for the future, Credit Union West has earned the highest 5-Star rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation’s leading credit union and bank rating and research firm, who has been analyzing and rating financial institutions since 1983. Today it serves over 60,000 members with more than $600 million in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted member service. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Maricopa or Yavapai County and family members of current members. Federally insured by the NCUA. Learn more at

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