Equifax Data Breach Information

As you probably know, Equifax recently experienced a major data breach. Equifax reports that over 143 million people may have been affected. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.

The credit union uses Equifax for credit checks and credit reporting associated with our financial products. Many of you have raised concerns related to the breach. The credit union shares those concerns. Continue reading

Three reasons why you live paycheck-to-paycheck (and how to break the cycle)

Does saving money seem impossible? You’re not alone. Reportedly, more than half of Americans have less than $1,000 to their name.

While it’s hard to imagine keeping extra cash when you live paycheck-to-paycheck, there is hope. If you take a big-picture view of your spending habits, you’ll be surprised at the savings opportunities you might find.

Here are three reasons that may be preventing you from building a stronger financial future: Continue reading

Free Debt and Budget Coaching

We care about your financial wellness! That’s why we’ve partnered with industry-leading, BALANCE, to provide you with free access to expertly-crafted financial education and resources to help with your fiscal matters. BALANCE can assist with confidential, no-cost financial counseling services to help you develop a sensible budget managing spending and debt. For all your financial life stage changes and more, we—in partnership with BALANCE—are here to help. Continue reading