Comedian and financial blogger Colin Ryan talks with students at CAP COM Federal Credit Union’s Dollars and Sense workshop.

Credit unions know that in order to convince young adults to attend an educational event, an incentive must be involved. In CAP COM Federal Credit Union’s case, comedy and prizes are what recently brought a large group of 15- to 25-year-olds through the door. 

The $972 million, Albany, N.Y.-based credit union held a Jan. 8 money management workshop, “Dollars and Sense,” which, in addition to featuring an appearance from comedian/financial blogger Colin Ryan and up-for-grabs loot including an iPad mini, allowed CAP COM FCU to cross-sell its products and services, the credit union said. 

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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