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Family of Six Wins PenAir®’s Financial Advising Competition and $5,000

Pensacola, Fla. (March 9, 2023) – PenAir® Credit Union (PenAir) congratulates Veronica and John as the 2022 NOW Program winners! Over the seven-month program, the couple successfully reduced their debt by $22,368 and increased savings by $8,922. NOW is a financial advising competition that transforms financial futures and rewards winners with a $5,000 cash prize.

“The PenAir NOW program was the tool we needed to hold our entire family accountable for our finances. Meeting with Kate month after month and looking at the data was so helpful! Our goal was to embrace the process, set goals and meet them, and revamp our financial habits. We did just that,” said Veronica, 2022 NOW Winner. “We are forever thankful for this opportunity and are very excited to be moving into our new home with minimal debt. If you need that extra push and level of accountability, this program is for you! Thank you everyone at PenAir for all the support. Our lives have been enhanced forever!”

The pandemic was financially hard on Veronica and John. Focusing on their big family’s financial goals, they sought help from PenAir’s NOW program. Over the seven-month competition, the team was able to make significant strides toward eliminating debt, boosting their credit score and increasing savings. Additionally, they began to anticipate annual expenses like sports registrations while also building an emergency fund specifically for unexpected expenses.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better team,” said Katelyn Martorana, Learning and Development Specialist for PenAir Credit Union. As one of PenAir’s Certified Financial Councilors, Katelyn has participated in the NOW Program for two seasons, winning in 2021. “They started the program dedicated and committed to reaching their goals. Every month from beginning to end, seeing the progress they made was inspiring and I hope that it encourages others as well,” said Martorana.

NOW’s your chance to take control of your financial future and apply for the 2023 NOW Program. To apply, visit penair.org/NOW. Applications must be received by email: NOW@penair.org or mail to PenAir, no later than Friday, March 31, 2023, to be considered.

About PenAir Credit Union

Since 1936 PenAir® has been the catalyst where community, resources, and impact come together and produce a powerful force for good. With more than $2.3 billion in assets, our purpose is to enhance the lives of those we serve, from Mobile County, Alabama to Leon County, Florida. Visit penair.org to learn more.

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