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November 15, 2022

How to make the most of your checking account benefits. November 15, 2022 Checking accounts are part of a busy life’s essentials, but that doesn’t mean they should provide only the essentials. Thankfully, at UCU, checking accounts have moved beyond the basics to provide a wide range of options with an assortment of benefits. Let…

First Time Home Buyer Courses are Back In-Person

October 26, 2022

October 26, 2022 We are glad to share that the popular First Time Home Buyer Courses are back in-person! That’s right, now you can learn the ins and outs of the entire home buying process, ask questions, and talk to experts all in a classroom setting again. Although it was an incredible effort by all…

Don't be Spooked by Cybersecurity Month

Don’t be Spooked by Cybersecurity Month

October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022 October is usually a spooky time of year, as everyone prepares for Halloween, and for us Mainers, winter (AHH!) The month is also eerie for another reason though, it is Cybersecurity Month! Although Cybersecurity itself isn’t spooky, the thought of falling victim to a cybercriminal certainly is. So how do you avoid…

Scams & Fraud: Understanding Risks and Avoiding Traps

July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022 Scams and fraud are more common than we think. It is important to stay up to date on trending scams to help protect yourself and stay ahead of fraud before it happens. Understanding Risks Associated with Common Scams & Fraud: Medicare/Health Insurance Scams: Attempts to ‘verify your identity’ asking you to providing…

5 Home Improvement Hacks for Less

June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022 In today’s competitive housing market, renovating your existing home may be a more appealing and affordable alternative to buying new. With the right home improvements, you can make your home more enjoyable for living and may also realize a return on your investment. The key is to pack as much value into…

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Easy Tips for Trimming Your Extra Spending

January 31, 2022

January 31, 2022 For some people, spending is merely a necessity, a way to obtain life’s essentials and nothing else. For others, spending is more of a hobby, resulting in splurges that can cause a build-up of overwhelming debt. Fortunately, most of us fall somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. We know that spending…

What You Need to Know About Going Cashless

January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022 Not too long ago, cold hard cash was an essential in life, allowing us to make purchases anywhere. Fast forward to today, and it seems like paying with cash is becoming obsolete. This is due to the fact that today’s technology easily allows us to do virtually everything without it. A cashless…

Resolutions for Your Financial Fitness

Ring in the New Year with Resolutions for your Financial Future

January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022 Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to become more financially savvy? Or maybe you feel like you just need to brush up on some financial topics? Here at UCU, we strongly believe in financial education and we are committed to providing our members with the tools they need to attain personal…

Blog: Online Auto Dealerships

December 13, 2021

December 13, 2021 Abbey Ramsay, UCU Consumer Loan Manager It’s not hard to see that online shopping has really taken over the world! In fact, I just ordered my groceries online to pick up later today. No need to spend hours of my day walking up and down the aisle searching for the things. This…

Plan for the Holidays with a UCU Personal Loan

December 13, 2021

December 13, 2021 For many Mainers, spending for the holiday season is as much a tradition as the holiday festivities themselves. From checking off mile-long gift lists and decking the halls to traveling and entertaining, the ways to spend, spend, spend seem endless, and unless you have an endless stockpile of cash, you more than…