MCUCD is committed to providing a wide variety of consumer education resources. We want to help you make smart and safe financial choices for your and your family. MCUCD produces monthly outreach packages on a wide range of consumer issues and topics that are pertinent and timely each month. Click here for the February Outreach Package. You can also find past month's packages by clicking the left-hand tab.
Please check back often as we update and expand our consumer resource center. In addition to our monthly resource packages, we are building this site to be an information library, a one-stop-shop for our program participants, consumers, financial educators, counselors, and coaches. Visit again as we post digital resources and videos relating to the current month's topic.
You will be able to browse for presentations and resource guides, searchable by topic. You will even be able to find free, confidential financial counseling by locating one of the many counselors in our growing network. We hope to soon offer you all the tools, resources, and financial education materials that you can use to take control of your financial future or empower your members/clients.
by ALANA LISTOE
Tax season is upon us and this year many folks are feeling particularly anxious about implications with the Affordable Health Care Act. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps thousands of Montana residents every year with free tax preparation and this year those volunteer tax preparers have answers to questions in regards to health care when it comes to simple tax returns.
Tax language can be confusing for many of us, and when you add health insurance into the mix, navigation could seem downright overwhelming. But nonetheless, taxpayers across the country will be dealing with it and knowing where to find answers is certainly a relief.
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Montana Credit Unions for Community Development (or MCUCD) is the award-winning, charitable arm of the Montana Credit Union Network. A state-wide nonprofit organization, MCUCD works together with the state's credit unions to improve the lives and financial independence of all Montanans.