102-2018 – FDIC Consumer Awareness Item – Just an FYI

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Just prior to Black Friday FDIC published the resource (See Link Below) to educate consumers heading into the holiday shopping season. Just an FYI to the extent you may be able to use all or part for member education since we Credit Unions get no such assistance from our regulator. Read More

Fake calls about your SSN

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by Jennifer Leach Acting Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number… Read more »

Jessica Baker, VP of Member Services Earns CUDE Certification

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Credit union membership offers powerful financial advantages, but believe it or not–there are still people who don’t know those benefits are available to them. To ensure the credit union message is shared with as many people as possible, the National Credit Union Foundation developed the Credit Union Development Education (CUDE) training program. Open to credit… Read more »

Winterize Your Car and Save Money

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Is Your Car Prepared for Winter? Your car is an investment so you owe it to both your car and your wallet to protect that investment. We prepare and protect our homes for winter by storing up firewood, changing the air filter, securing storm windows, keeping a snow shovel and a bag of salt by… Read more »

Preparing to Adopt a Child: What You Need to Know

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It has been said that adopting one child won’t change the world: but for that child, the world will change. If you are considering or have decided to embark on the journey of bringing a child into your family, it will surely change your life too. Anytime a family grows, they are sure to experience… Read more »

Five Tips for Teaching Kids How To Give Meaningful Gifts this Holiday Season

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Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas—perhaps, means a little bit more! This, of course, is the great insight of Dr. Suess’ beloved holiday character, The Grinch. And it is an insight that we can and should develop in our children. However, this realization probably won’t happen without some effort and… Read more »

Six Ways to Better Manage Your Holiday Spending

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Americans impose undue pressure on ourselves when it comes to holiday gift-giving and other holiday season expenses like travel, parties, and special family meals. Overemphasizing gifts, especially, can add a sense of frenzy and desperation to a time that should be full of love, laughter, and making memories. The last thing you want to do… Read more »