THANK YOU FOR BEING A FINANCIAL COACH!
Thank you for participating in the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s “People Helping People" Financial Coach Program. This program aligns with the foundation’s mission to help people and communities achieve financial well-being while championing the credit union philosophy of people helping people. We know Iowa credit unions provide a significant benefit to their community and your role in providing financial coaching is an important piece of our collective impact, so thank you! We hope that through the training, learning and resources provided, we have given you a good base and the confidence boost to make a difference in the lives of your credit union members. We fully believe that you will impact the lives of Iowans.
This portal is built as a continuing resource for you to reference throughout your financial coaching journey. It hosts the resources that were shared during the 'People Helping People' Financial Coach Training Program and contact information for people who can help you through the tricky parts of financial coaching. We continuously add helpful resources to this site - and when we do, we'll shoot you an email to let you know what's new!
People Helping People Financial Coach Training Program Resources
Actions to Save Money Immediately
Track all expenses and really examine expenses for needs vs. wants - line by line
Cut all variable spending by 10%
Make breakfast/lunch/dinner as much as possible
Make your own coffee/tea
Stay in vs. going out as much as possible (entertainment, restaurants, shopping)
Sell clothing/items and declutter
Ask for lower rates on credit cards
Consolidate debt if it will save you money
Use a zero balance transfer credit card
Cancel unnecessary subscriptions
Share memberships, subscriptions, etc.
Carpool/use public transportation
Financial Aid (Post-Secondary Education)
Professional Development Resources
NCUF Exploring Our Values learning resource
Assorted Resources (toolkits, podcasts, etc)
Financial Health Network Emerge Everywhere Podcast
Virtual Event Recordings
2023: March, July
People Helping People Financial Coach Alumni Newsletters
You have first hand knowledge about how beneficial the 'People Helping People' Financial Coach Training Program is! If you're willing, please help us recruit more financial coaches across the state by providing a testimonial about your journey through the program. We would be thrilled to hear how you are impacting members' lives. Tell us the story in written or video format, and send it to email@example.com!