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401(K) Rollover Blog Introduction

May 26, 2021 Have you found yourself among the millions of Americans who’ve suddenly become unemployed or have switched careers due to recent events? In addition to making sure you’re meeting expenses and developing a path moving forward, you’ll need to consider what to do with your retirement plan from a previous employer. Should you…

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Your Homebuying Financial Checklist

May 17, 2021 When buying a home, you may have many things on your wish list from the number of bedrooms and type of floorplan to your most-desired neighborhood amenities. Envisioning a home that checks all the boxes on your list is exciting, and walking into “that” home for the first time can take your…

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Money Smarts

College Financial Literacy Basics There’s no question that college is expensive. However, acquiring a higher education is one of the best ways to set yourself on a path toward greater earning power and an elevated standard of living. Education will help you pursue a path that you believe will bring you a lifetime of happiness…

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Stimulus Check Update

March 11, 2021 If you’re receiving a stimulus check as part of the most recent COVID-19 Relief Package, it’s more important than ever to consider the coming months and make sure you’re using the money wisely. Let our insightful infographic help guide you through your choices as you prioritize how to spend your funds. Access,…

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Paying student loans online

To Do List: Paying Back Student Loans

By Lesley Ridge, Campus Branch Manager at UCU When I survey students on campus and ask what financial topic they want to hear about, time after time, the answer is budgeting, establishing credit, and paying back student loans. These three topics pretty much go hand in hand, but let’s take a look at tips on…

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Meet Our Certified Financial Counselors! (and Campus Branch Managers)

Whether a student from our campus communities, a prospective or existing member across the state, our Certified Financial Counselors are available to answer any questions you may have on products/services, or assist you with financial counseling. All three of UCU’s Campus Branch Managers have successfully completed the Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) through the Credit…

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Staying connected during a pandemic

Staying Connected During a Pandemic

By Lesley Ridge, Campus Branch Manager at UCU We are roughly about six months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Most people are used to mask wearing, keeping social distance, and excessive hand washing by now. Through all this, many have probably felt at one time or another, scared, anxious, or tired, and may have asked, “when…

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Car Buying 101 - Dealers and Private Sales

Car Buying 101 – Dealers and Private Sales

By Abbey Ramsay, Consumer Lending Manager at UCU Dealers vs. Private Sales In my opinion, shopping for the vehicle is the best most exciting part! Granted some will disagree but, it’s really your time to ask yourself what you need in a vehicle, (for me it’s plaid seats and a turbo). For most, these are…

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Car Buying 101 - Building a Budget

Car Buying 101 – Building a Budget

By Abbey Ramsay, Consumer Lending Manager at UCU It’s inevitable that at some point we will need to navigate the winding road of purchasing a new vehicle. Not to fear! Hop on into the passenger seat while we take a quick ride through the process. Budget Of the many questions you will face while finding…

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UCU contactless payments

Contactless Payments – Sign Me Up!

Have you added your UCU cards to your digital wallet? As we begin to get out and about, frequenting stores such as grocery stores or gas stations, they likely accept contactless payments. This includes Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay. These payment methods work by storing your card information within your phone’s ‘wallet’ and…

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