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Smart Start

Your Financial Odyssey Begins!

As you reach the end of one education marathon, and begin another, PCM continues to be here to help guide you on your financial journey. PCM Credit Union is granting up to 50 young adult PCM members (age 17-23) the opportunity to complete 5 financial education “trials” and attend a Live Event to earn a $100 cash incentive. 

Be sure to enroll soon to be eligible for the $100 incentive. Program runs Monday, July 19th to Sunday, August 8th, with a Live Event to be held on Thursday, August 5th from 5:30-6:30pm… Attendance is required to receive this special incentive.

This financial education program is formatted for use through your Google account. If you have a Google account already created, you’re all set. If you need to create a new account, simply follow these instructions and begin

Register Here to Begin Your Odyssey! 

Helmet:

Get a Financial Education overview.

• Watch “What is a Credit Union” video series
Intro
(Additional Resource: Credit Union Difference)
Meet Jared
(Additional Resource: VB/Mobility Tutorial)
Meet Selena
(Additional Resource: Opening a Checking Account with Debit Card)
Meet Courtney
(Additional Resource: Remote Deposit Tutorial)
Outro
(Additional Resources: Bill Pay & Zelle® Tutorials)

Complete Financial Education Quiz

Earn your Helmet.

Related Materials:

“Bank vs Credit Union” Article
Greenpath: Checkright
Money Concepts for Teens & Young Adults

Shield:

Find out how you can protect yourself against online shopping scams and fraud.

• Download CardValet (Additional Resource: CardValet® Tutorial)

• Watch the Fraud Presentation (Additional Resource: Sontiq)

• Complete Fraud Quiz

Earn your Shield.

Related Materials:

Fraud News/Latest Trends

Chestplate:

Learn the basics of getting an auto loan or student loan through PCM Credit Union.

Watch Loan Role-Play video

• Watch Calculator video

Complete Loan Quiz

Earn your Chest-plate.

Related Materials:

Glossary of Terms

Sword:

Get all the information you need to start a healthy budget and become “Budget Wise”.

• View “Why Be Budget-Wise” Presentation

• Complete Budget Scavenger Hunt 
Please notice there are two worksheets in this document; instructions and the weekly budget.
Important Note: Please open this document with Google Sheets; Select “Go to File” and then “Make a copy”. This will allow you to use it for personal use in the future. Although we are not asking you to share your document through Google Sheets, you will be asked to bring a copy of the activity to the Live Event on 8/5. 

• Complete Budget Quiz

Earn your Sword.

Related Materials:

Budget Worksheet

Sandal:

Learn about Credit. How to build it, grow it, and maintain it.

• Sign up for Credit Sense through Virtual Branch or the PCM Mobile App

• Watch the Understanding Credit Presentation

• Complete Credit Knowledge Quiz

Earn your Sandals.

Related Materials:

Credit Infographic
• “Impact on Credit Score” Article

Join our panel of experts on August 5th for a Q&A workshop.

4 PCM financial experts will be on hand to answer questions of yours. Those that attend will be entered for a chance to win the gold medal prize. Details to come… Watch for your special invite!

Completion of all 5 trials, plus the live event are required to receive the $100 incentive. Passing score of 80% on all quizzes required. All eligible recipients will receive the incentive, as a $100 deposit to their PCM Regular Savings Account, on or before August 31, 2021.This incentive may be considered taxable income, therefore you may receive an IRS 1099 form at the end of the 2021 year. 

If during this Financial Odyssey, you have any questions or concerns about the program or your PCMCU account, please do not hesitate to call PCM at 920.499.2831.

All of Us at PCMCU wish to inspire your financial journey! Good Luck Olympians!

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