When Melanie from the blog Dear Debt reached out and invited me to the 2017 Co-op Think Influencer kickoff event that she and Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance were hosting back in May, I was ecstatic. The Co-op Think Conference is an event bringing professionals in the Credit Union industry together. Not only would I get the chance to network with fellow bloggers in the personal finance space, I’d get to learn about something I knew very little about, Credit Unions.
In the past, I’ve only banked with Traditional Banks. While I was aware that Credit Unions existed, I didn’t know much about them.
A few weeks after the event, I got the chance to speak with Samira Rajan, CEO of Brooklyn Cooperative FCU & CO-OP Financial Services Member. Through our conversation and in doing more research, I was able to “debunk” some of my own Credit Union myths and learn the benefits of banking with Credit Unions.