Ascend’s online Financial Education Center helps improve literacy

A new module within the financial education center is open to anyone, and participants who complete all courses by April 30 are eligible to win a year’s subscription to Spotify Premium

TULLAHOMA – In recognition of April being designated Financial Literacy Month, Ascend Federal Credit Union has added a special section to its online financial education center to help Middle Tennesseans improve their money management skills.

The financial literacy resource features free interactive learning tools including tutorials, videos and quizzes that provide expert guidance on building a budget, buying a home, understanding credit scores and reports and much more. The new financial education module contains four sections: Healthy Financial Habits, Creating a Budget, Family Conversations about Money and Taxes: the Basics.

Another financial tool offered by Ascend is called Money Management. This free budgeting tool is accessible within online banking. Along with helping users set goals for debt payoff, savings and retirement, Money Management provides one clean, secure and real-time snapshot of their finances from multiple sources like credit card accounts, loans and retirement plans.  

Ascend also sponsored several financial literacy events at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) during the first week of April. Sessions featured topics such as “Personal Finance for College Students,” “Understanding Credit” and “How to Catch Your Dream!” – which was presented by Brandon Copeland, an NFL linebacker who is also a financial wellness professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Attendees to the MTSU events who submitted a reflection paper and action plan were eligible to receive a $1,000 Ascend Financial Literacy Scholarship.

About Ascend Federal Credit Union

With more than 229,620 members and more than $3 billion in assets, Ascend Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest federally chartered credit unions in the United States. Based in Tullahoma, the member-owned financial institution offers banking, loan, retirement and investment services from its 28 branches, more than 55,000 free ATMs worldwide, online banking portal and mobile app. The credit union’s mission is to serve by offering financial literacy education and giving back to its community in a variety of ways. Ascend is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information, visit

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