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Personal Finance Author Jean Chatzky Shares Financial Advice in Napa

Redwood Credit Union Hosts Free Financial Wellness Event for the Community

Jean Chatzky & Brett Martinez Q & A 2017Napa, Calif. — On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) and the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund offered a free financial wellness seminar featuring well-known author, TODAY show personality, and personal finance expert, Jean Chatzky. Nearly 300 guests attended the Napa Valley College event, ranging from students to people of retirement age. RCU offered the event as part of its ongoing effort to promote financial wellness in the community.

Known for her straightforward personal finance tips, Ms. Chatzky provided information and financial strategies from her new book, “AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money Or Breaking a Hip,” which she signed for attendees following the event. The book, which is co-authored by Cleveland Clinic's chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen, focuses on the vital connection between health and wealth, especially as people age. At the end of the presentation, Brett Martinez, RCU’s president and CEO, joined Jean onstage and answered financial questions submitted by the audience.

“Like Redwood Credit Union, Jean Chatzky has made it her mission to help individuals and families find a path to long-term financial wellness,” said Brett Martinez. “We’re honored Jean partnered with us for this event in support of RCU’s commitment to providing valuable money management education and resources to our community.” 

RCU provides a variety of financial education events in the North Bay, including partnering with local schools and youth organizations to present money management events for teens. In addition, the credit union offers extensive financial wellness resources on its website,, including budgeting tools, financial tips, and other information helpful to navigating finances at any stage in life.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management and investment services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has over $3.5 billion in assets and serves over 290,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide, and free online and mobile banking. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit, or follow RCU on Facebook at and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for news and updates.

About the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund

The Redwood Credit Union Community Fund was created to raise funds for financial literacy and community programs; support financial education for people of all ages to learn essential money management skills; support financial wellness including local job and economic vitality programs in our communities; and raise funds for emergency disaster relief efforts. The Redwood Credit Union Community Fund supports a variety of programs in the North Bay and San Francisco including Bite of Reality teen financial fairs, seminars and workshops on a variety of financial topics for all ages, North Bay Leadership Council’s Teen Academy, and other financial wellness efforts.

About Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky is a renowned financial expert and journalist. She is the financial editor for NBC's “Today” show, has been featured on “Oprah,” and has written for publications including Newsweek and Money magazine. She is the bestselling author of several books on money and finance, including “Money Rules”and her latest, “AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money Or Breaking a Hip,” which she co-authored with Cleveland Clinic's chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen.

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