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America First Credit Union Offers Financial Counseling to Members Affected by Sequestration
Published on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 (9:14 a.m.)RIVERDALE, Utah– April 15, 2013 – With federal government budget cuts potentially threatening the livelihood of many, America First Credit Union is reaching out to let its members know help is available to get them over the bumps in the road ahead.
“Some of our members may be put on furlough from their jobs because of the government sequestration,” said John Lund, America First President and Chief Executive Officer. “We want them to know we’re here for them, and we’ll do everything in our power to help them through this difficult time.”
The term sequester refers to a fiscal policy procedure adopted by Congress to deal with the federal budget deficit by automatically cancelling resources. Any America First member who is affected by government sequestration can go into a local branch and ask for help. Member service representatives will sit down with them, review their accounts, and work out a financial plan that will put their minds at ease.
In addition to going directly into a local America First office, members can take advantage of the wealth of financial management information available at www.americafirst.com/about/community-involvement/financial-counseling-services.cfm.
The site includes financial tools and forms, including recommended budget guidelines, a monthly budget template, a periodic savings tracking sheet, weekly expenses tracking sheet and a monthly spending plan (per pay-period worksheet). The credit union also offers various personal finance articles that have tips for stability.