RTN Federal Credit Union, GoodWorks Foundation offer youth financial education

Waltham, MA – May 7, 2021

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RTN Federal Credit Union and RTN GoodWorks Foundation co-sponsored a virtual “A Beginner’s Guide to Building Wealth” financial education seminar on April 29, presented by partner American Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc.

Seventeen people attended the seminar, which introduced financial concepts. Topics included how to manage money earned, how to plan for future earnings and how to think about future debt. RTN partnered with several school and community organizations to promote the seminar including Waltham High School, Waltham Partnership for Youth, Waltham Boys and Girls Club and Tewksbury Community Service Police Department.

“The material covered in RTN’s seminar is information every high school student should gain exposure to, and it was refreshing to see each topic broken down for teenage learning,” said Michael Wilder, business teacher, Waltham High School. “We are happy to partner with RTN Federal Credit Union to bring financial literacy to our students.”

Founded in 1991, American Consumer Credit Counseling is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management through credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and financial education concerning debt solutions.

Founded in 2011, RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public charitable foundation that fosters financial wellness and promotes financial literacy and community involvement. The Foundation’s activities are focused in communities where RTN Federal Credit Union branches are located and are funded through its annual Golf Tournament as well as appeals to membership and community partners.

RTN is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to helping members achieve financial well-being through quality products and personalized service. Founded in 1945, RTN is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with over $1 billion in assets, nearly 50,000 members and 18 branches. RTN Federal Credit Union serves more than 1,100 sponsor groups including two major employers in Massachusetts: Raytheon Technologies and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.