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CP Federal/United Way Partnership Tackles Poverty With Free Online Financial Tools

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Banzai web tools bring financial wellness to everyone at no cost.

CP Federal Credit Union and United Way of Jackson County today unveiled free online tools to help Jackson County residents better understand financial issues and manage their personal finances effectively.

Coming together, CP Federal and United Way are making Banzai, an online interactive financial education tool, free and accessible to everyone. Based in Provo, Utah, Banzai Inc. offers online educational tools with topics ranging from budgeting to housing, and much more.

The CP Federal and United Way partnership brings this resource to Jackson County and beyond. The CP Federal and United Way partnership brings this resource to Jackson County and beyond. The resources are available at unitedwaycpfederal.learnbanzai.com/wellness and from the “Get Help” menu on our homepage, uwjackson.org.

“CP Federal Credit Union is proud to partner with United Way to offer these online learning tools,” said Chrissy Siders, President/CEO. “By connecting with area schools and the community, CP Federal Credit Union is committed to providing financial education that inspires people to pursue a life well lived and envision brighter tomorrows.”

Ken Toll, President & CEO of United Way of Jackson County, said 42% of households in Jackson County are either in poverty or ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), meaning they struggle to stay above poverty. The Banzai online resources will equip countless families to become financially stable.

“United Way’s goal of helping 5,000 Jackson County residents develop a pathway to financial stability by 2025 means we need to give people the tools to get there,” said Toll. “Thanks to this amazing partnership with CP Federal Credit Union, together we can bring these resources and equip individuals and families to reach that goal.”

Resources available on the website involve learning to budget, steps to take when you lose your job, effectively managing debut, and much more.

JTV’s Bart Hawley (center) interviews Bethany Stutzman (right), UWJC Community Solutions Director, and Sheila Everts from CP Federal Credit Union at the rollout of the online financial education tools on Feb. 18, 2020.