(Woodbury, MN – August 13, 2019) Ideal Credit Union recently hosted two sessions of its award-winning “Money Talks” financial literacy program in July, attracting 42 students from around the metro area. The unique peer-to-peer program, led and taught by high school-age Ideal CU Student Credit Union employees, teaches students the building blocks of personal finance: budgeting, savings and investments, credit, and money management tools. Students in attendance ranged in age from 16 to 22 years and came from a number of communities, including Rochester, Minneapolis, Blaine, Rosemount, Bayport, Mahtomedi, Inver Grove Heights, Oakdale, Maplewood, White Bear Lake, Stillwater, Hudson and more.
If you get a call from a grandchild claiming he or she is facing some kind of emergency, and then find yourself talking to someone claiming to be law enforcement telling you to wire money or use a prepaid debit card to send funds, don't do it! It might very well be a scam! Family emergency scams are especially nefarious since they take advantage of the natural affection a grandparent has for a grandchild. Here's how to identify an emergency scam and what to do if you've been victimized.
(Woodbury, MN – July 26, 2019) – Ideal Credit Union will give away $6,600 in cash prizes at this year’s Community Appreciation Events, including a $1,000 daily grand prize for adults age 18 and over, and $100 a day for youth age 17 and under. Ideal’s sixth annual summer celebration will be held over the course of two weeks. Attendees will enjoy food, fun, prizes and a chance to give back to our local communities.