From choosing a career to managing your money, protecting your personal assets with insurance to creating a professional brand, and everything in between, Uplift LA is excited to share local resources that can help you navigate through these topics in our Adulting 101 series.
Becoming an adult and taking on the responsibility of making choices that could affect the rest of your life can be very overwhelming. Some days you're lucky if you can remember what you had for breakfast that day!
Kelsye Smith, Payment Specialist
Kelsye has worked at the Credit Union since 2017. She began as a Member Representative and most recently as a Financial Service Representative. She lives in Greene with her daughter Hallie. Smith is involved in several initiatives at the Credit Union including teaching the online Money Matters: Financial Wellness Series funded by a City of Lewiston Community Development Block Grant. In December 2020, Smith received her Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation. This designation is achieved by passing several exams covering a variety of personal finance topics and learning how to assist members with reaching their financial goals.
Kirstyn Birkbeck, AVP Deposit Operations
Kirstyn started with Community Credit Union in 2015 as a Member Representative and has continued to gain further knowledge and skills through her advancement as a Financial Service Representative and as a Branch Manager. In her role as AVP of Deposit Operations, she oversees the Lewiston Branch and its team of Member Representatives that serve those visiting our Lewiston Office to meet our credit union deposit growth and lending goals. In addition, she administers our Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Program and works on project teams for upgrades and systems for our Deposit Operations Team.
Navigating your financials- a starters guide
Financial success isn't just about how much money you make. Creating and holding yourself to a monthly budget, balancing your checkbook, and building up your credit score are all ways to build a financial foundation that can lead to a successful future! Learn how to set yourself up for major purchases, like buying a car or a house, with tips and tricks from the professionals.
How to budget paycheck to paycheck
How- and why- to open a bank account
Best way to build my credit
How to prepare for loans- auto and home
Community Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative where everyone is welcome. By being inclusive and collaborative, we strive to make a positive impact on our members' lives and the community wherever and whenever they need us. Community Credit Union began in 1945 as St. Pierre Credit Union providing financial options for the parishioners of St. Peter and St. Paul. For 75 years the Credit Union has listened to its members and their needs meeting them at all stages of life, for savings, vehicle loans, home loans, and financial literacy! The Credit Union continues to adapt to the changing financial landscape while still offering friendly, personal connections and free and low-cost products and technology to all of Androscoggin County.