Making the choice to join the credit union family comes with many benefits and perks. Here at US Community Credit Union, that couldn’t be more true. As we welcome in the new year, we wanted to take a moment and share with you one of the resources we provide to our members — for FREE. It is currently one of our best kept secrets, but it is time to let the cat out of the bag.

Did you know you have access to free financial counseling and budget assistance? Through our long-standing partnership with GreenPath Financial Wellness, our members are able to work directly with a GreenPath counselor to help you make your financial dreams a reality.

What is GreenPath?

Can you imagine not living paycheck to paycheck? Having financial stability? Not worrying about how to pay that unexpected medical bill? Not drowning in credit card bills where you can only pay the minimum due?

These are all things our on-site GreenPath financial counselor can assist you with. This nationwide nonprofit has formal partnerships with over 500 credit unions throughout the country, and their goal is to empower financial health among their clients. GreenPath has been helping and assisting credit union members since 1961 by providing counseling and education, helping you manage debt and prepare for large purchases so you can make well-rounded financial decisions.

Why GreenPath?

Here at US Community Credit Union, we want to help YOU prepare for life’s ups and downs and build the financial foundation for your dreams. Providing you with access to tools and resources to manage your money is one way for US to do this.

Our partnership with GreenPath allows you to work with a counselor to pursue financial wellness. They can help you:

  • Get out of Debt – If you have high interest credit card debt, a debt management plan may be able to help you lower your interest rates and pay off your debt faster
  • Create a Budget and Save Money – A financial counseling session will help you create a spending plan that works for you, even helping you build your savings
  • Build Credit – GreenPath counselors will work with you to better understand your credit report, dispute inaccurate information, and manage your credit score
  • Plan for Housing – GreenPath housing experts will provide you support if you are going through the homebuying process, or are struggling with rent or mortgage payments
  • Provide Education about Personal Finance – Our GreenPath counselor will provide you with a library of resources, including online learning experiences, workshops, articles and education handouts, support communities and more to help you continue your path to financial success

Our members are at the center of every decision we make, and that is why we want you to have unlimited access to GreenPath Financial Wellness. We provide this service at no cost to YOU, and our GreenPath counselor is located onsite at our Donelson branch location.

Visit US today to learn more and start pursuing a clearer financial vision in 2020.