Helping Our Members Save: Dave’s Story
Through our Save to Prosper™ account, members are rewarding themselves with the gift of saving money.
Dave: Member since 2016
Branch of choice: Benton Park
How did you find out about Save to Prosper?
“I saw it [Save to Prosper] on the website, and I applied with Kim at the Benton Park branch. Having an incentive to save is awesome. Winning the drawing is also awesome, but for me it’s more about having the money tied up so that you can’t access it and forcing yourself to save on purpose.”
What benefits have you seen?
“I do everything online and the credit union has easy online banking. I have applied for a few small loans and a line of credit. You just click, apply online, come in to close and you’re done.
When he goes into Online Banking to pay his bills on payday, he takes time to transfer some money from his checking to his Save to Prosper account.
Why did you choose St. Louis Community Credit Union?
“I’m not a big box, big bank guy.”
Dave started his career at a local bank and he decided that he liked more of the hometown feel of a credit union. “I was born and raised in St. Louis and want to be local. I joined St. Louis Community because I want to bank local. I’ve had nothing but great interactions with staff in branches and on the phone. It’s really a hometown feel.”
What are you saving for?
Dave says he has a very demanding job. Therefore, he would like to go to the mountains and rent a cabin for a few days with his puppy Woof. “Nothing too extravagant, just to get away from work for four or five days and see the mountains. I love hiking. It’s one of my passions.”