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Money Possible Participant Update

Dolar HammerOur “call to apply” was a success! We received more than 15 applications from credit union members, ready to destroy their debt. The Kansas Credit Union Association is in the process of finalizing the nitty gritty details with each participant.

We are keeping the identities of our Money Possible participants under wraps until the week of January 27, so you’ll have to hold onto your hat for just a few more weeks.

Money Possible segments will begin airing on KAKE-TV (ABC, Channel 10) Tuesday, March 4 so be sure and set that DVR up to record. Are you one of those people who don’t have “regular” TV? No worries…these segments will be available online at momseveryday.com. If you don’t have that “Interweb” thing that Al Gore invented, well, we can’t help you with that one.

Segments will include live interviews once a month, as well as weekly participant updates so you can cheer our participants on, or give a sympathetic nod when things aren’t going their way. Because you know you’ve been there too.

For those with the attention span of a Twitter user, 15 second Destroy Debt tips will air throughout the duration of the campaign. And speaking of Twitter, you can stalk, I mean follow along along at #moneypossible. The best part is you don’t even have to leave your couch to learn tips and tricks that even the most financially challenged person can use. Score!

In the meantime, our participants will be meeting with Consumer Credit Counseling Service to assess the best way to destroy their household debt.

Wait, back up the truck, Chuck. Just finding out about this Money Possible thingy? Here’s the short story: It’s a consumer financial literacy campaign supported by the Kansas Credit Union Association and in partnership with Kansas credit unions and the Kansas Consumer Credit Counseling Service. Read more about the Money Possible: Destroy Debt campaign.

If you want to participate but don’t want to air your dirty laundry, free Money Possible packets will be available during the campaign at Wichita area credit unions to anyone who asks.

Still have a burning question? Contact Melissa Baptista, Research and Development Director, Kansas Credit Union Association, (800) 362-2076, ext. 3016.

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Introducing Money Possible: Destroy Debt campaign

In an effort to increase consumer’s awareness of personal financial literacy, Wichita area credit unions are partnering with the Kansas Credit Union Association to launch a consumer financial literacy campaign, Money Possible: Destroy Debt.

How it works:
The Money Possible campaign will follow several credit union members/families as they work to destroy debt in their household. The participant(s) will receive weekly counseling from the
Consumer Credit Counseling Service as they learn valuable money management skills and increase their personal financial literacy.

These families will share their stories via social media, here on the MoneyPossible.org blog, as well as on select media outlets.

No confidential information will be shared.

Who are the individual(s)/ families participating in the Money Possible campaign?
Any member of a Wichita area credit unions can apply to participate in this program. The participants will be chosen by the Kansas Credit Union Association. Ideal candidates should be willing to share their financial story publicly, and be able to participate in a 16-week financial literacy program.

When does the campaign start?
The participants will begin the program in mid-February. The program will end in mid-June. Segments on KAKE-TV will begin airing in early March.

When do I have to sign up?
DEADLINE to sign up is December 20, 2013. Selected participants will be notified by mid-January. Visit your local credit union for an application form.

What is the purpose of the Money Possible campaign?
As of August 2013, Americans are $11 trillion in debt.

-Average household credit card debt: $15,112
-Average household mortgage debt: $146,215
-Average household student loan debt: $31,240

Credit unions exist to help their members find financial success. The Money Possible campaign increases awareness of personal financial literacy and the role credit unions play in consumer’s financial health.

Follow along on twitter: #moneypossible. For more information, contact the Kansas Credit union Association, (800) 362-2076.

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