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FORT WAYNE – According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s 2020 Annual Financial Literacy Survey, 78% of U.S. adults agree that considering what they already know about personal finance, they could still benefit from financial advice and answers to everyday financial questions from a professional.

Financial education never stops as people move into different stages of life. That is why Fort Financial Credit Union, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., has partnered with the Financial Fitness Association (FFA).

FFA is a national non-profit organization that offers annual membership to individuals who want to improve their financial health by resolving and avoiding financial distress, establishing personal financial control and achieving financial goals like buying or refinancing a new home, preparing for retirement or saving for college.

“Fort Financial is proud to align itself with the Financial Fitness Association and help our members tap into the resources FFA provides to its members to increase their financial well-being and achieve their financial goals,” said Steve Collins, President and CEO of Fort Financial Credit Union.

Annual membership to FFA costs just $8. Once a person joins FFA, they are eligible to become a member of Fort Financial Credit Union if they aren’t already.

“Our members have access to more than 350 financial articles and an online resource center with calculators and other tools. Our goal is to help members learn how to be financially fit,” said Margaret Toppel, President and CEO of Financial Fitness Association.

Founded in 1946, Fort Financial Credit Union is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind. FFCU operates 10 branches in Indiana, Mississippi and North Carolina, including three Fort Wayne Meijer in-store branches that are open to serve members seven days a week.

The Financial Fitness Association – a non-profit founded in 2004 – offers annual memberships to individuals who want to develop their financial well being for a membership fee of $8.00.

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