About the ēCO Savings Race

ēCO Credit Union is excited to launch the 6th Edition of the ēCO Savings Race. The first ēCO Savings Race took place in 2012, and after five successful races, teams have improved their financial pictures more than $376,000! Not only did the teams benefit during the race, they also learned valuable education that will help them continue on a path to financial success.

The ēCO Savings Race will kick-off with eight families divided between three coaching teams. The teams will work with their coaches to set goals, make plans, and begin improving their financial pictures. They will also complete Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University to build a foundation for their journey. Don’t worry—you’ll be able to follow their progress on CBS 42, Team Facebook pages, and right here, on the ēCO Savings Race site. The teams will write blogs and create video blogs to share tips and keep you posted on their progress.

In January, the three ēCO Savings Race finalists will be announced, and they will continue to work closely with their coaches to exceed their goals. CBS 42 will also dig a little deeper into their stories to help ēCO members and the community learn even more.

The five other teams’ journeys will not stop there either. Their coaches will check in with them regularly to be sure they are continuing to meet their goals. The “at home” team that performs the best will also receive a prize!

In May, the ēCO Savings Race 6th Edition will come to a close. One finalist will walk away with the $10,000 ēCO Savings Race grand prize, but none of the finalists will walk away empty-handed. The two teams not selected as winners will each receive $2,000.

How can you be a part of the ēCO Savings Race?

We want you to be a part of the ēCO Savings Race too! There are many ways you can be a part of the Sixth Edition of the ēCO Savings Race:

ēCO Savings Race University

Throughout the ēCO Savings Race, the ēCO Credit Union Foundation hosts free ēCO Education Seminars. Seminars are open to the public and are a great way to learn practical ways to improve your financial picture. Click here to find find out more information.

Follow along on CBS 42

Follow the ēCO Savings Race teams’ progress on CBS 42. Participants will be featured each Monday during the 5p News. As you see how they are changing their lifestyle to increase savings and reduce debt, you’ll learn practical ways to improve your finances too! Click here to catch up on past features.

Like Your Favorite Team on Facebook.

Throughout the Savings Race, each team maintains a Facebook page to keep the public updated on their progress. Like your favorite team’s Facebook and learn more ways to improve your financial picture.


The 6th Edition of the ēCO Savings Race will have two voting periods.

October 2nd through November 11th
February 5th through March 9th

Let your voice be heard, and vote for your favorite Savings Race Team during these voting periods… you might even walk away with a little extra money too! At the conclusion of each voting period, the team with the most votes will receive a $250 VISA gift card, and one lucky voter will be randomly selected to receive a $100 VISA gift card.