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Kick-start your Financial Fitness journey

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Orange Credit Union joins with local cafes and business groups to launch a free community challenge to encourage everyone to set a ‘money goal’ and get financially fit.

6 October 2021

Kick-start your Financial Fitness journey and join our community challenge powered by OCU

Physical fitness and mental health is a key priority for most people but the impact of ‘financial fitness’, as a key influencer to wellness, should not be underestimated. 

Orange Credit Union, Chief Executive Officer, Andrew de Graaff, said Financial Fitness is for everyone, regardless of your personal circumstance or life stage. There is no better time than right now to focus on getting your finances in shape.

“We are encouraging locals across to the region to join in the fun by registering online or with our QR code, to set a ‘money goal’ and shop within the region to support local. This is a feel-good, mood boost Financial Fitness challenge to connect the whole community and bring back our way of life,” Mr de Graaff said.

To kick-start our Financial Fitness, Orange Credit Union is offering ‘Free Coffee Fridays’ this Friday 8 October and 15 October at Bensons Café in Summer Street, Café Latte at the Orange Anglican Church and Ever Café in Endsleigh Ave. Come along and enjoy a coffee on Orange Credit Union and register by setting your money goal.

Mr de Graaff continued, “As the region ‘opens up’ after COVID-19 lockdowns, it is a great time to review our money matters, understand our spending and savings habits, establish goals to get on the path to financial freedom.

“Whether it’s getting off the rental treadmill, climbing the property ladder, consolidating debt, paying off a credit card, understanding digital banking, saving for a holiday, Christmas or something special, knowing how to make a budget and sticking to it, setting children up to be savvy savers, or saving for your next car or caravan we can help you on your way with personalised goals and tips.

“We hope the Financial Fitness challenge will help the participants turn ‘possibilities into reality.’ We want to help you to make the most of your money whatever life stage you are at.”

Financial Fitness helps locals and businesses achieve their goal with:

• Motivational tips, information and personalised self-help guides.

• Promo offers and giveaways of ‘Think Orange Region’ Shopping cards when customers choose to bank and borrow locally with Orange Credit Union.

• Financial Fitness conversations on our Facebook page #FinFit with “Money Talks” where we can feature local businesses.

• Access to the free online personalised ‘Your Financial Wellness’ tool to access your financial wellness and provide a report to help you achieve your goals.

“Just like physical fitness, financial fitness won’t happen overnight but through your focus and commitment, and support from our team at OCU, we can help you become more confident and empowered to make better money choices for you. Join us to get started on the right track to achieving your money goals,” Mr de Graaff said. Set your goal now and register for free via this QR code or at orangecu.com.au/finfit

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