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Redwood Credit Union Offers Free Money Management Workshop Oct. 23

As a partner in California’s first-annual Manage Your Money Week, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) will offer a free money management workshop for the public on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 7:30 pm at its offices located at 3033 Cleveland Ave. in Santa Rosa.

No registration is necessary for the event, which will educate attendees on topics such as setting financial goals, making smart credit choices and choosing good auto loans.

The event will be one of dozens throughout California during the inaugural Manage Your Money Week, from Oct. 18 to Oct. 25. Modeled after the Chicago Federal Reserve’s Money Smart Week, the statewide program was created under the office of California State Controller John Chiang to promote community organizations that provide free financial education to the public.

“We've spent years teaching people how to successfully manage their money at RCU, and we’ve seen firsthand how that knowledge can change lives,” said Lee Alderman, Assistant Vice President of Training and Financial Literacy at RCU. “This effort by the state will help more people learn about the educational resources in their communities, and we’re proud to do our part.”

RCU will offer the event in partnership with Goodwill Redwood Empire and the Child Parent Institute. More information about Manage Your Money Week is available at http://www.sco.ca.gov/mymw.html.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. As a financial cooperative focused on people not profit, RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, investment and financial planning services and more. The Credit Union also offers a variety of insurance products and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU currently has nearly $2.4 billion in assets and serves over 237,000 Members with full-service branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit www.redwoodcu.org.

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