Financial Reality Fairs

Montana's Credit Unions received a grant from the National Credit Union Foundation to offer Financial Reality Fairs to Montana students. So we're working with local credit unions. community members, and schools to bring this fun, hands-on way to learn about managing personal finances to a number of communities around the state this fall.

What's a Financial Reality Fair? It's an active learning program that gives students a chance to learn by doing. Students get a future life scenario (including salary) and are tasked with developing a monthly budget for their household. Students who have gone through the experience say it gave them an eye-opening introduction to the costs of living. If you're interested in staging a Reality Fair, email me.

Nolan Glueckert
Community Development Manager

Current Consumer Topic -- Budgeting for Senior Year of High School
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Community Development

Montana Credit Unions for Community Development (MCUCD) is a state-wide nonprofit organization working together with Montana's credit unions to improve the social and economic well-being of all Montanans. 

We work closely with our parent organization, the Montana Credit Union Network, who has been serving Montana's credit unions as the state credit union trade association for over 70 years. Did you know that credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives owned by their members? That's right, credit unions have no stockholders and are run by an unpaid volunteer board of directors!

Currently MCUCD’s efforts center in the following areas. Click on the above tabs for more information on each category.

If you would like a more detailed look at MCUCD’s accomplishments and disbursements, check out this graphic. MCUCD also has a 501(c)(3) charitable designation from the IRS.

We are passionate about credit unions and the work we do. Whether it is through free tax services, matched savings accounts, consumer resources, or financial education, we are here to help you reach your financial goals.

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Karen Smith
Executive Director
karen@mcun.coop
406-324-7376
Carin McClain
Tax Program Mgr
carin@mcun.coop
406-324-7459
Nolan Glueckert
Community Devel. Mgr
nolan@mcun.coop
406-324-7460
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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.