The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an article with tips for parents to keep their children safe online. Read below, or check out the original article and additional resources here. Online games and websites for kids are everywhere these days – to the point where it’s commonplace to see toddlers playing with them, too. And while the internet often offers a positive way for children to explore and learn, privacy concerns are lurking. To help protect children’s privacy, theRead More About Keeping Children Safe Online
When it comes to understanding historical events, there are some lessons that are universally understood. For example, it is common information that Henry VIII not only famously had six wives in the 16th century, but that he changed the face of religion in England forever. Many know the history of how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in the late 1960s, inspiring future generations of astronauts to continue to explore the depths of space. But when itRead More About How Did the Credit Unions Come to Be?
Imagine the rush of gripping the handle of an empty, oversized shopping cart in a warehouse stacked to the rafters with high-end merchandise – flat screen TVs, laptops, tablets, sporting goods, appliances and more – and you have one full minute to grab as much cool stuff off the shelves as you can. Legs flexed, eyes forward, you wait for the starting buzzer to sound and . . . zoom! You’re off on a mad dash to bag anything inRead More About Magic Minute Shopping Spree!
We want our members to have the best and safest trips possible when traveling. Here are a few reminders to make sure you protect yourself and get the most out of your trip when traveling! Also, click here to learn about services and options we offer for our traveling members. Do’s When Traveling Notify your credit union in advance of your travel plans. This way credit and debit card systems can expect transactions in unusual or out-of-town places,Read More About Do’s and Don’t’s When Traveling
Have you been wanting to travel? Check out the below article from our partners at PSCU and Intuit Mint Life to learn how to eat you way around the world on a budget! Check out the original article here. What’s a trip without enjoying the unique food of a given place? Regional fare is the gateway to a place’s culture, history, and people — not to mention enlivens the senses. Particularly if you’re a foodie, not indulging in culinary adventuresRead More About Eat Around the World on a Budget
ATM tampering continues to plague members and credit unions across the country, and we want our members to have the most recent information regarding ATM fraud. Our partners at CUNA Mutual recently shared the below information regarding ATM PINs being caught on cameras at drive-up ATMs. Fraudsters are cleverly focusing on the drive-up ATMs because people are less likely to cover the keypad when they enter their pins. Read below for more details. Fraudsters typically focus on the path ofRead More About Protecting Your ATM Pin
Saving money is tough. In fact, as humans, we’re wired to take care of our needs now, and worry about later… well, later. Putting resources away for a rainy day actually goes against our natural urge to make decisions based on what’s in front of us right now. Our financial wellness team from GreenPath Financial offers 3 practical tips for making saving a little bit easier. View the original article here: Pathways_Apr19 1. Pay off your debt as quickly asRead More About How to Start Saving Money
Buying a home has been a status symbol for a long time. However, shifts in cultural norms and value systems are challenging the notion that owning a home means you’ve “arrived.” Buying a home can be a great investment if done strategically. It’s also a huge commitment, and can financially ruin you if things go sideways. Click here to read more from WiseBread on how buying a house can impact you financially and your career.Read More About How Buying a House Impacts Your Career
Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States causing billions of dollars in damage each year. And, it often happens in low- and moderate flood risk areas. The decision whether or not to buy flood insurance should not be based on a line on a flood map. Last year’s hurricane season should remind us that disasters can happen anywhere, and often without warning. The fact is, a flood event doesn’t have to be the size of a hurricaneRead More About Where It Can Rain, It Can Flood
There are many money myths about personal finance and debt affecting millennials. It’s no surprise given the financial state they are facing. Americans owe over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, which is spread out among nearly 44 million borrowers. Student loan debit isn’t the only major issue surrounding students and young adults; young Americans (age 25-34) have the second highest rate of bankruptcy. These findings suggest that the younger you are, the tougher your financial situation seems to be. Unfortunately, notRead More About Five Money Myths Affecting Millennials