Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One in three Americans say they have lost more than $15,000 due to a lack of personal finance knowledge1 and more than one in four U.S. adults are not saving for retirement.2 Golden 1 Credit Union has launched a new financial education program to help its members and communities overcome these challenges.

Golden 1’s new Financial Wellness Center offers a suite of tools to teach all Californians about personal finance. Anyone who visits Golden 1’s website can choose to watch a short video, listen to a podcast, participate in a webinar, or view a learning lab module. Topics include Home Buying, Understanding Credit, Raising Money Smart Kids, and other personal finance lessons.

“Our goal was to build a program that works for everyone,” said Rebecca Delmundo, Financial Education Manager. “Whether you are watching a webinar on your home computer, or viewing a one-minute video on your smart phone, it is easy to fit Financial Wellness into your busy life.”

Golden 1 will continue to provide in-person financial education in our communities. The Financial Education team works with schools and nonprofits to teach children and young adults about personal finance.

“As California’s leading credit union, one of the ways we give back to our communities is by helping them achieve their financial dreams,” said Erica Taylor, Vice President of Communications and Community Relations. “The new program and website are natural extensions of our vision to enhance the financial well-being of our members and diverse communities.”

Golden 1’s Financial Wellness Center is live and available to anyone who visits the website – members, nonmembers, and Golden 1 employees. All of the tools can be can be watched on-demand. The videos and podcasts are perfect for mobile devices. Visit to learn more.

With more than $11 billion in assets, Golden 1 Credit Union is the leading credit union in California, and the sixth largest credit union in the United States. Golden 1 Credit Union delivers financial solutions with value, convenience, and exceptional service. As a dynamic and trusted leader, Golden 1 is committed to enhancing the financial well-being of its members and diverse communities. Golden 1 has more than 860,000 members and 1,600 employees. Visit for more information.

1 2017 Study, Financial Illiteracy Costs, by the National Financial Educators Council

2 National Foundation for Credit Counseling® 2017 Annual Survey


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Karen Doron
Golden 1 Credit Union
(916) 732-2894