LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Gwinnett FCU here is expanding its skip-a-pay program.

"Because so many of our members are school system employees and government employees who are having three-day or five-day (unpaid) furloughs thrown at them because of the state and local budget cuts, we felt it would be a nice thing to give them the opportunity to skip a second payment," said President/CEO Marshall Boutwell. "Some credit unions already had two skip-a-pays in their policies. We're fairly conservative."

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