UCCU Reps Visit Men's Basketball to Talk Finances

Karen Tebbs

Oct. 10, 2012

OREM, Utah --For the fourth year in a row, Utah Community Credit Union representatives paid a visit to the UVU men's basketball team to lend the team financial advice.

Senior VP for Marketing & Development Brad Norton and Director of Business Development Karen Tebbs were both on campus, in the aptly named UCCU Center, and spoke with the 2012-13 Wolverines about how making good money choices now will help them reach a financially sound future.

"I thought the meeting was very well done," said junior Ben Aird. "I think it's important for each us to learn these sorts of financial lessons. Being in college, it's important for us to understand how to handle money and to make decisions about credit because these sorts of financial situations will affect us throughout our lives."

"I always appreciate how much time UCCU puts into the presentation," said junior Holton Hunsaker. " It was real interesting learning about credit scores and how they affect your life. It was good to get an understanding of how your credit score plays into getting loans for a car or for a home and how to protect that score."

Norton and Tebbs talked specifically about building good credit scores, investing, saving, good debt vs. bad debt and about credit cards.

"We'd like to thank UVU athletics for allowing UCCU to come in and talk to the players," Tebbs said. "We promote disciplined spending and strict savings. It's never too early to start building your credit score, it's never too early to start saving. We wanted to present all the products and services that we have to offer to get these young men starting off smart."