July 2014 Member News and Updates.
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July 2014 - 15.06
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Chairman’s Message
Meet Your New Chairman of the Board—Edward B. Cody
Two months ago I had the honor and privilege of being selected PenFed’s new Chairman of the Board. Having been a part of the PenFed Family for the last 32
years, I’ve seen PenFed face difficult challenges, take the right steps and prevail as a safe and sound financial institution. I am truly proud of your credit union’s staff and management. During the last 30 years, I have watched them
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PenFed Foundation Update
A Financial Independence Day for Our Service Members and Veterans
By PenFed Foundation President & CEO Jane Whitfield
This article originally appeared in The Washington Times (7/4/2014)
On the Fourth of July, we think of the colors of independence as red, white and blue. But for many of our service members and veterans, the color of their own independence is green.

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Jane Whitfield
Having a secure financial outlook is key to finding stable housing, caring for your children, and planning for your future. It’s also a major factor in whether a veteran will face serious problems like bankruptcy or even homelessness.

Yet, all too often, members of our nation’s military struggle with personal financial problems. Being in the military can be tough on your pocketbook, especially when you are just starting out in life.

Recent studies of the military community show that not only do service members face many of the same financial problems as everyday Americans, but they also struggle with unique situations as a result of their service, such as having to move frequently. This makes it even more important that they have good credit and strong financial management skills as they make the transition back into civilian life, go back to school, and buy homes.

Education is the key to good credit and proper money management. Without it, service members and veterans often lack the skills and knowledge to establish good financial behaviors.
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Your credit union is an active community supporter for those who do or once wore the uniform of our nation’s military. PenFed Foundation is a nationally recognized nonprofit whose mission is to promote financial education and economic empowerment for our service members, veterans, and their families. Service members like Sgt. Perez of the U.S. Navy, who needed help with a down payment and closing costs for the purchase for her first home. Through the support of the PenFed Foundation, she and her family were able to achieve the American Dream of owning a home.

Those who served our nation sacrificed themselves for our safety and security, and now you can help build them a brighter future. Every contribution counts.

Please donate today at PenFedFoundation.org.

PenFed Foundation os a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions to support the
PenFed Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
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