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Carson High students get lesson in credit



One of four classes that participated in last month’s credit classes at Carson High School: Jackie Tilton, GNCU consumer loan processer, Paulina Adrian, Paige Robinson, Jesse Hartford, GNCU consumer loan specialist, Julieta Gonzalez, and Pam Grim, GNCU high school branch supervisor. Image courtesy of GNCU.
CARSON CITY–A dozen Carson High School Students recently learned the importance of building and maintaining good credit. The goal was to provide knowledge that would make them more savvy borrowers.

Four 90-minute classes held Jan. 26 and 27 were taught by Jesse Hartford, consumer loan specialist, and Jackie Tilton, consumer loan processer, both from Greater Nevada Credit Union. Topics included interest rates and accruals and different types of loans.

“We explained how good credit is a benefit,” said Tilton. “And how it enables you to more easily qualify for loans and pay less for them.”

Tilton said instructors took students through the loan process, sharing credit bureau examples and explaining what underwriters look for. She said that the classes were dynamic and each one was a bit different as they focused on the group’s specific interests. Hartford added that she was pleased with how engaged the students were, especially as some had just opened student credit cards.

The classes were conceived by Pam Grim, supervisor at the credit union’s student branch inside Carson High School.

“Jackie and I were so excited when Pam invited us to present,” said Hartford. “We hope we gave these students more confidence to ask questions and make better decisions as they enter credit situations.”

About Greater Nevada Credit Union
Greater Nevada Credit Union is a financial cooperative that has served Northern Nevada for over 60 years. As Northern Nevada’s largest credit union, it has more than 49,000 members and $465 million in assets. Greater Nevada is open for membership to any resident of Northern Nevada and offers a full range of deposit, loan and mortgage products for individuals, families and small businesses. For more information on Greater Nevada Credit Union, visit gncu.org.

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