The National Credit Union Foundation said Monday that it has distributed more than 80,000 copies of the Jean Chatzky book Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security in the past six months.
The foundation has been offering the book to credit unions and state associations at a reduced price through donations to the NCUF. They then are to be distributed to members and employees.
The NCUF said large quantities of the book have been ordered by such organizations as the $934 million Fox Communities Credit Union in Appleton, Wis., and the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates in Lansing.
The Wisconsin credit union is distributing the books at orientation this summer for more than 1,000 teachers in the local school district.
“We know the teachers will love them and use the valuable, but short insights to help their students succeed said Lynn Marie Hopfensperger, community development officer at Fox Communities CU.
The Michigan league said it has distributed more than 2,000 copies of the book to be used in community outreach projects by credit unions receiving them as mini-grants through the Michigan Credit Union Foundation.
The NCUF said other credit unions are giving the book away at community events, offering it to new members as part of their on-boarding program, and giving copies as thank you gifts to members and volunteers.
When an organization requests 1,000 or more copies of the book, the donor organization’s name will be included on a sticker on the front cover. Each book already comes with “Compliments of: NCUF” printed on the cover.
More information on getting copies of the Chatzky book from the NCUF is online.
Chatzky is the financial editor for NBC’s Today and the host of Money Matters with Jean Chatzky on RLTV.