Greater Nevada Credit Union joins University's Money Mentors program

Greater Nevada’s support will help improve financial literacy among students

The University's Nevada Money Mentors program was created in 2014 to empower students to make more informed decisions about spending, saving and borrowing money.


5/24/2017 | By: Staff Report  |

 In 2014, the University of Nevada, Reno, launched the Nevada Money Mentors program to empower students to make more informed decisions about spending, saving and borrowing money. Last year, 8,140 students took advantage of the free program, and to ensure its continued success, Greater Nevada Credit Union has become an official sponsor.

"We know that by offering financial literacy on campus we're not just impacting our students' financial lives, but their overall wellbeing," Amy Nelson, Nevada Money Mentor financial specialist, said. "We also recognize that having additional support through our community partners is key to sustaining and expanding our financial education outreach. Greater Nevada Credit Union has supported the University through the years, and we're so glad to welcome them as a Nevada Money Mentors sponsor."  

Greater Nevada's sponsorship will assist Nevada Money Mentors in providing more students with financial education through workshops, presentations and personal coaching on topics such as budgeting, debt management, salary negotiation and avoiding identity theft.  

Greater Nevada is headquartered in Carson City and has been helping Nevadans with their financial needs since 1949.  The credit union serves more than 54,000 consumers and small businesses, and has more than $700 million in assets. Greater Nevada is the title sponsor of Greater Nevada Field in Reno, Nevada and has been consistently recognized as both Best Financial Institution in many of its service areas and as a top employer by the Reno/Tahoe Best Places to Work Awards. Greater Nevada's subsidiaries include Greater Nevada Mortgage and Greater Nevada Insurance. For more information, visit Greater Nevada's website or call 775-882-2060.  

For questions regarding the Money Mentors program, contact Amy Nelson at amynelson@unr.edu or call 775-682-8102.  

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