Ent Credit Union Launches Financial Education Center
Free Resource Available to Members and Non-Members
Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 19, 2021) – In honor of April being nationally recognized as “Financial Literacy Month,” Ent Credit Union has released a new Financial Education Center housed within their website at www.ent.com. “With education being a primary component of the credit union movement, we felt like the time was right to provide meaningful and easy-to-understand advice for consumers of all ages and financial stages of life,” said Brent Sabati, digital curriculum coordinator for Ent.
According to Sabati, the current pandemic has led to an increase in inquiries and a realization by many families that their level of pre-pandemic financial planning may not have been adequate to meet their needs. “Obviously we are experiencing unprecedented circumstances but the takeaway for our members has been to use the resources we have available to improve their financial IQ and, ultimately, their financial position.”
Ent’s Financial Education Center is free and self-guided. Visitors to the site can select the topics that are most important to them right now, knowing that as their needs evolve so will the information presented on the website. Topics include: Life Events & Major Purchases, Retirement and Investments, Financial Calculators, Smart Money Management, Loss of Income Resources, Privacy and Security and Using Credit Wisely. The information presented will eventually be available for educators to download, also free of charge, to use as they see fit in a classroom setting.
“Privacy and Security” has proven to be a popular topic right out of the gate. “There are a lot of different scams targeting many different demographics right now so helping our members and visitors to the site learn how to identify and protect themselves from fraud, phishing scams and the like is a priority for us,” said Sabati.
The site also contains financial calculators in categories such as mortgage, personal debt, auto financing, retirement planning and even a quiz to see how visitors’ financial health scores stack up against the national average. “Whether someone comes to quickly estimate what their loan payments might be or digs deeper into the lessons, we wanted to create a place where there was no hard sell, no sales pitch, no information gathering,” said Sabati. “We will always support the information provided in our Financial Education Center and help those who are interested in building on that knowledge through our products and services, but it’s not why we created the site. We really are on a mission to improve everyone’s financial wellness.”
Founded in 1957, for the third consecutive year Ent is ranked Colorado’s #1 credit union by Forbes. Ent, a not-for-profit financial, community-chartered credit union is committed to improving members’ financial quality of life with better rates, lower fees and unparalleled products and services. With $7.5+ billion in assets, Ent serves more than 410,000 members at 40+ convenient service centers across the Front Range. Ent is an Equal Housing Opportunity and Equal Opportunity Lender, insured by the NCUA. Visit Ent.com for more.