WATCH: Launch Credit Union’s Kristie Rodriguez Discusses Importance of ‘Financial Education’ in One-on-One Interview

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ABOVE VIDEO: Launch Credit Union Financial Education Coordinator Kristie Rodriguez discusses importance of Financial Education for today’s youth in Brevard County. In the exclusive interview with Space Coast Daily’s Ron Lighthall, Rodriguez highlights the informative programs and initiatives being offered by Launch Credit Union when it comes to getting a proper financial education.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Growing up with a proper financial education is one of the most important steps a person can learn to best set themselves up for future success, no matter the age.

In a exclusive interview with Space Coast Daily, Launch Credit Union’s Financial Education Coordinator Kristie Rodriguez highlighted the exciting and informative initiatives that Launch Credit Union is facilitating in the community that will help better equip people becoming financially independent.

Rodriguez leads their high school branch programs, manages the financial education curriculum, conducts financial presentations, develops training initiatives, and supports all functions related to financial education.

As Launch Credit Union continues to evolve as a credit union, they recognize the growing importance of providing financial education to their members and employees. With this in mind, they are improving their tools, resources, and efforts towards financial education. Specifically, they want to share two exciting updates:

They have partnered with industry experts to produce an educational curriculum called “It’s a Money Thing”. There are 48 unique topics that incorporate lending, borrowing, budgeting, investing, saving and more.

“It’s a Money Thing” resources and videos are available on our YouTube Channel & website.

Among the topics covered in the Space Coast Daily video feature the following:

– What are some of your responsibilities as the Financial Education Coordinator?
– What exactly is “It’s a Money Thing”?
– What are some of the popular topics featured on “It’s a Money Thing”?
– What are some tips for boasting your credit score?
– What are some budgeting tips?

Established in 1963, Launch Credit Union is a full service credit union, rated 5-Stars on and fourth Best-In-State Credit Unions by Forbes and Statista in 2020.

Launch has 17 branches throughout Brevard and Volusia counties serving more than 75,000 members. Asset size is $1.1 billion and Launch has 280 full time employees. Membership is open to all who live, work, worship or attend school in Brevard, Volusia, Flagler, Seminole, Orange or Osceola counties.

For more information about Launch Credit Union, please visit or call 321-455-9400.