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October Newsletter

October 2021

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tnConnect Credit Union’s Newsletter

Fall Improvement Loans

Making improvements around the house this fall?

As we start gearing up for football season, falling leaves, and cooler weather, are you seeing projects around the house that just can’t wait another season to be completed? Through October 31st, we are offering Fall Improvement Loans starting as low as 5.9% APR*.

With 24 months to repay and loan amounts up to $5,000, we can help you make those needed improvements around the house. Click here to apply or come into any branch and speak with a loan representative today to get started.

Financial Wellness

Free Financial Wellness

As a benefit to your tnConnect membership, we offer FREE access to one-on-one financial counseling, debt management services and financial education tools. Our partners at GreenPath have been assisting families since 1961, and they are ready to assist you with your financial needs. You have unlimited access to services such as:
• Personal & family budgeting
• Debt repayment
• Housing counseling
• Understanding and improving your credit report
• Avoiding bankruptcy & foreclosures
• Student loan counseling
Contact GreenPath today! Their certified counselors and resources will help you make informed financial decisions.

1-877-337-3399 or visit here to learn more.

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2022 Scholarships

Get a head start on college next fall! tnConnect is now accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship. Applications are available here or at either branch, and must be submitted by February 4, 2022.

Coats for the Cold

Coats for the Cold

tnConnect is collecting donations of new or gently used coats and gloves for KARM’s Coats for the Cold again this year. You can drop off your donations in the lobby of either branch from October 18 – November 10. 

Estate Planning

Complimentary Workshop

We are offering our members a FREE Estate Planning workshop on Tuesday, November 2nd, from 9am to 5pm. This workshop is designed to help members complete basic wills, power of attorney, living wills, or advanced care plans at a promotional price. Trusts can also be prepared for an additional fee.

Members will meet with a Certified Financial Advisor and an Estate Planning Attorney. Limited spots are available. To reserve your spot, please contact Travis Cullman with Southwestern Investment Group at 865-686-5202 or at travis.cullman@swinvestmentgroup.com.

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Cybersecurity

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here are some tips to protect yourself at home and on-the-go!

• Secure your Wi-Fi Network by changing the factory username and password. Your home’s wireless router is the primary entrance for criminals to access your devices.

• Stop auto-connecting outside your home. This instant connection opens the door for cybercriminals to remotely access your devices. Disable these features for networks outside your home.

• Double your login protection. Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ensure you are the only person who has access.

• Maintaining security requires maintenance. The best defense is the latest security software, web browser, and operating systems.

• Keep tabs on your apps. Your mobile device could be filled with suspicious apps running in the background or using default permissions you never realized you approved—gathering your personal information.

• Never click and tell. Limit what information you post on social media, including personal details like your birthday and home address.

Even by following the above practices, you could still find yourself a victim of cybercrime and other forms of identity theft. Remember – tnConnect has you covered! If you are an account holder with our ID Safe coverage, you have Fully Managed Identity Theft Recovery services. Visit here to learn more.

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

VISA Gift cards make great gifts! We have them available for your holiday shopping in any increment up to $1,000. Stop by either branch and grab yours today.

Get ready for Holiday shopping!

Holiday loans start November 1 and run through the end of December. The rates are as low as 5.9% APR* and up to $5,000 with a 24 month term.

* APR=Annual Percentage Rate; Loans subject to credit approval.

Holidays

The Credit Union will be closed on the following days:
Monday, Oct. 11th – Columbus Day
Thursday, Nov. 11th – Veterans Day
Thursday, Nov. 25th – Thanksgiving
Friday, Dec. 24th – Christmas Eve
Saturday, Dec. 25th – Christmas Day
Friday, Dec. 31st – New Year’s Eve
Saturday, Jan. 1st New Year’s Day

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