NerdWallet finance blog recently released their top picks for university credit union financial literacy programs, and SIU Credit Union was named the Best for Car Buyers.
“It’s an honor to be recognized,” says Karli Feldhake, Marketing Director of SIU Credit Union. “We always strive to provide helpful financial resources to our members and the entire community.”
SIU Credit Union’s website offers a variety of free resources including financial calculators, Illinois Motor Vehicle forms, and links to popular auto buying websites such as Kelly Blue Book – all designed to help improve financial knowledge and the car buying experience.
“Credit unions are great for free checking and loans, of course, but many people don’t realize that they’re also an excellent resource for financial literacy,” says Laura Edgar, NerdWallet’s credit union specialist. “We were especially impressed with SIU’s collection of information on cars. Buying a car requires so much more than getting a good rate on a loan, and we think it’s wonderful that SIU encourages their members to view the process holistically.”
NerdWallet is an unbiased personal finance website committed to promoting financial literacy. Their education blog offers awesome tools and tips for students to manage their finances: http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/education/. As a company, they’re especially excited to spread the word about credit unions. They’ve crunched the numbers, and credit unions come out ahead of the big banks every time. Check out their pressroom to read reviews of free products and learn more: http://www.nerdwallet.com/pressroom.
About SIU Credit Union
SIU Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution with five locations in Carbondale, Energy, Marion and Metropolis. Membership is open to anyone living or working in Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Perry, Marion, Randolph, Saline, Massac, Union, or Williamson counties in Illinois. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. For more information, visit www.siucu.org.