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October 15 Is Credit Union Day

Thursday October 15th is Credit Union Day. It has been celebrated since 1948 on the third Thursday of October. The World Council of Credit Unions explains:

"The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement's history and to promote its achievements. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement, recognize the hard work of those working in the credit union industry and show members our appreciation.

The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world and give members the opportunity to get more involved. Credit unions and associations throughout the world celebrate the day with fundraisers, open houses, contests, picnics and parades."

If you are a member of a credit union, then you are probably familiar with the many benefits beyond both fewer and lower banking fees, compared to the big banks. After a big bank raised its banking prices, I moved my money to a credit union.

To learn more, read this primer. To find and visit a nearby credit union, use this online search tool.

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