Category Archives: Retirement

News from Montana Credit Unions for Community Development

Have you visited Montana Credit Unions for Community Development’s revamped website, They’re growing a resource library full of information for consumers, financial counselors, program participants and partner info.

Financial Coaching Training dates are coming…one in October and one in November. Stay tuned for details.

Working with MT GEAR UP on a matched savings program. It will help gear up high school students save for college. We hope to roll it out next month.

Start to get ready for tax season with Montana Free File. To order MT Free File outreach materials, volunteer recruitment flyers and inserts, contact Jami at MCUCD.

For more information on these and many other programs, visit their website:



Conversations with the Fed: The Federal Reserve Act

Why was the Federal Reserve formed 100 years ago? Are you curious about the evolution of the Fed’s roles and responsibilities over time? Ever wonder how the Federal Reserve Bank cities were chosen? What exactly does the Federal Reserve Act say about the Fed’s roles in areas like monetary policy, discount window lending, and banking supervision? And what part does the Helena Branch play in fulfilling the responsibilities of the Federal Reserve? For answers to these questions and more, join Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Niel Willardson at the Helena Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on August 5 for an educational presentation on the Federal Reserve Act in commemoration of the Fed’s Centennial.

Click here for a sneak preview of Niel’s presentation.

Prior to Niel’s presentation at 7:00 pm, there is an optional building tour:

6:00 pm Building Tour Participants will view the Bank’s collection of Montana art, enjoy historical exhibits and will also visit the Cash area. While the Cash department will not be operational at this time, the tour concludes with an informative video of the Cash operations.

August 5 7:00 pm Register here
The event is free, but seating is limited. Those interested in attending must register for the event. Walk-in visitors will not be accepted. Doors for the event will open at 5:45 pm. If you plan to attend the tour, please arrive by 6:00 pm.

Register here

Eat Green, Save Green

by Jean Chatzky

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and a carrot a day will keep spending at bay. Or make that any vegetable, really. As DailyFinance reports, eating greens saves you green. The reader’s digest version: Invest in your health now so that you’re not paying astronomical prices for health-related issues in the future. But also save money now by buying veggies over other food staples that are donning higher price tags (i.e. beef, pork, and coffee). For lower prices on produce, shop locally, buy seasonally and don’t fear the freezer. Buy in bulk, chop and freeze. Maybe even consider growing your own.

Read more wisdom from Jean Chatzky at her blog This Week in Your Wallet.