The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 94 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions.
NCUA Consumer Resources
NCUA facilitates the learning process through MyCreditUnion.gov, a consumer website where parents, educators, and youth will discover information on a variety of personal finance subjects. Popular topics include, ensuring privacy of personal information, avoiding frauds and scams, protecting one’s identity, and obtaining credit reports.
MyCreditUnion.gov also features Pocket Cents, a financial literacy resource that provides customized personal finance articles, engaging charts and graphics, financial tips and videos for youth, teens, tweens, young adults, parents, educators, seniors, and military service members. Pocket Cents also includes an interactive personal finance game called “Hit the Road,” that teaches young people the value of saving and budgeting.
NCUA uses many social media channels, including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, to further the reach of its financial literacy efforts.
NCUA encourages parents, educators, and financial institutions to help youth understand personal finance by teaching financial literacy. Financial education is a lifelong process, from teaching young people prudent savings habits, to helping adults plan for retirement. MyCreditUnion.gov and Pocket Cents provide consumers with the information needed to make smarter financial decisions for a solid financial future.
In addition to MyCreditUnion.gov and Pocket Cents, NCUA participates in a variety of financial literacy initiatives. NCUA is a member of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is committed to helping young people understand financial basics. NCUA partners with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the U.S. Department of Education in a Youth Financial Education Collaboration Agreement, aimed at helping students and families save for college and encouraging the development of smart money habits. NCUA is also a national partner of the Jump$tart Coalition.
For more information, please visit MyCreditUnion.gov.
Office of Public and Congressional Affairs
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
1775 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: (703) 518-6409
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy