Thursday, 27 December 2012 13:13
In December, FORUM Credit Union announced three SaveItUp Challenge
winners. Participants were entered to
win three cash prizes once they enrolled in the program, completed two
financial steps, and met at least one goal.
Prizes were awarded in three different categories: savings, debt
reduction, and financial education.
Savings goal winner Shavonne
Holton won a $1,000 Weekly 5 Club Account, which is a saving account that
gives members a chance to win prizes by making regular deposits into the
account. Ms. Holton recently became
engaged and is excited to put the money towards wedding expenses. She liked the Challenge because she was
able to work with her financial accountability partner to track her progress
and look at the best ways to save money while she was in school.
The Challenge’s debt reduction
winner of a $1,000 Weekly 5 Club Account was Ashley Kruezman. Ms. Kruezman is busy planning a destination
wedding and is also looking forward to contributing her prize money towards
wedding expenses. She stated that her
favorite aspect of the Challenge was that it is goal-oriented which allowed
her to stay on task and accomplish her goals.
Heather Spinner, the financial
literacy prize winner, won a $500 Weekly 5 Club prize. As a first time SaveItUp Challenge
participant, Ms. Spinner said that she liked that the Challenge incorporated
financial education with a credit report and analysis. She is planning to
dedicate her prize money as a savings fund.
FORUM will be offering SaveItUp again this year. Look for more information coming soon!