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Aaron Caid is Chief Marketing Officer at Christian Community Credit Union, an underwriter of this program.
Again, this is part two of our discussion. Please give us a brief recap of what your survey revealed and how folks feel about banks that don't share their values.
- Over 30% of Christians surveyed in a recent study considered switching banks in the last year.
- One of the top three reasons for switching was misalignment with Christian values.
- More than 60% of respondents care deeply about managing their finances biblically.
- Over 50% believe it's crucial for their bank to align with and support their Christian values.
What would you encourage Christians Aaron to consider when they're thinking about where they bank?
- Christians should consider how their bank uses the money they deposit.
- They should ask whether the bank maximizes profits for shareholders or supports Christian causes.
- Christians can assess if their bank helps advance the gospel or attempts to silence it.
- They should inquire about how the bank uses its profits, whether for moral causes or ministries.
Switching banks may feel like a lot of effort. So what would you tell that person?
- Switching banks is a small time investment, similar to adopting a new spiritual practice.
- Aligning finances with faith is worth the effort.
- Christian Community Credit Union (CCCU) provides an alternative aligned with Christian values.
What are the primary differences between CCCU and big banks?
- CCCU offers quality financial products and robust digital tools.
- Members enjoy competitive rates and low fees.
- Financial activities support building churches, expanding ministries, and aiding Christian charities.
- CCCU operates with Scripture as its primary authority, in contrast to secular banks.
What are some of the compelling offerings you all have at CCCU today?
- Recently introduced the "Harvest High Yield Checking Account" with a 4% APY on the first $5,000 in deposits.
- They offer a "Welcome CD" with a 5% APY, fully insured up to $250,000 per account.
- CCCU provides a "Cash Rewards Card" that offers 1.5% cashback and contributes to Christian charities with each use.
You’ll find more information at JoinChristianCommunity.com.
On today’s program, Rob also answers listener questions:
- When moving money between brokers, what should I know about the different types of accounts and fees involved?
- Is it a good idea to sell my wife's car, which is worth around $5,000, and get a cheaper one?
- Should I sell my properties and put the money into an annuity to protect against potential Medicaid eligibility issues in the future?
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