La Capitol FCU recently launched its Financial Education Task Force, through which the credit union provides free financial literacy education to Louisiana citizens. The task force hosts free, live webinars each month and customized on-site training on request.
On June 26, La Cap's Jeremy Dunbar will host a webinar to teach college students best practices for handling money and managing student loans. According to NitroCollege.com, Americans owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. Research suggests that it actually takes four-year degree holders an average of 19.7 years to pay of their student loans. Through this webinar, the Financial Education Task Force seeks to provide students and parents with strategies to prepare for a bright future, while remaining financially healthy.
"La Cap was created in 1961 with the mission of improving the financial well-being of our members," said Michael Hooper, President/CEO of La Capitol FCU. "Our Financial Education Task Force represents an opportunity for us to expand that mission by assisting Louisiana citizens who may not be members of our credit union, but whose financial well-being would benefit the entire state. This is one way we at La Cap can give back to our statewide community."