Credit Score & More!

Credit Union of Denver has another FREE benefit! Credit Score & More Your credit score is more than just a number – it’s a way for lenders to determine whether you are eligible for a loan, for apartment complexes and insurance agencies to give you rates or access based on your credit worthiness. Managing your credit is an important part of managing your financial well being. It will guide your financial picture on how much interest you pay, which affects your payments, which effects your budget, etc. It’s important Smart... Read More

The Secret Behind the Chick-fil-A Sauce

The Saucy Secret Behind the Legendary ‘Chick-fil-A Sauce’ Photo Courtesy of Chick-fil-A An operator of a Chick-fil-A in Fredericksburg, Virginia, created this liquid gold in 1983—by accident. Known for inventing the chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A also holds the title of the No. 1 fast-food restaurant chain in the U.S. Now, their famous Chick-fil-A Sauce is the No. 1 dipping sauce, and it was developed by accident in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Hugh Fleming first became familiar with Chick-fil-A when a former roommate from the University of Georgia became a franchise operator. Later, he met Chick-fil-A founder Truett... Read More

October is Cyber Tech Security Month – 4 Simple Steps for Safety

Four Simple Steps to Staying Secure Making the most of technology safely and securely can seem overwhelming and confusing. However, regardless of what technology you are using or how you are using it, here are four simple steps that will help you stay secure. Unfortunately, technology itself cannot protect you from hackers. Many hackers are now attempting to target you rather than your computer or electronic device. They try to achieve this through deception and trickery. For example, they might call you pretending to be Microsoft tech support, claiming that... Read More

International Credit Union Day 2019

Credit Union of Denver. Local Service. Global Reach.   On October 18, 2019, Credit Union of Denver will join with 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of International Credit Union (ICU) Day®. We will have several vendors in our main branch lobby, located at 9305 W. Alameda Ave. in Lakewood, such as: Costco, Sprint, LPL Financial, and Colorado Christian University. We will also be giving out 2020 pocket calendars to our members. There are 200+ million credit union members around the world—more than 100 million in the U.S.... Read More

Calendar Cover Pet – Who’s your favorite?

VOTING ENDS MONDAY, October 6th! It’s time to pick your favorite photo to grace the cover of our… 7th Annual Credit Union of Denver Dog & Cat Calendar for 2020! A big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted images of their favorite furry friends. Once again this year, we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and enthusiastic participation. The Calendar Committee has reduced the hundreds of photos down to the top 25 finalists who scored the highest in meeting the qualifying criteria. VOTE TODAY – Voting is now open through end of day October 6th. The top 14 voted... Read More

Protect Accounts By Being Informed

One of our main goals is to keep your account safe from fraud. One of the best ways we can do this is to inform our members about prevalent scams. We would like to bring awareness to scams we have noticed becoming more common and widespread. One specific scam we have witnessed is the Secret Shopper Scam. This scam typically begins as an email or a pop-up on your computer from a well-known retailer asking if you would like to make some additional money secret shopping their stores. This seems... Read More

Toby’s Pet Parade Recap for 2019!

Credit Union of Denver was once again the Presenting Sponsor for the 4th Annual Toby’s Pet Parade held in Parfet Park in Golden on Saturday (Sept 7th). Toby’s Pet Parade is a pet costume parade and fair, benefiting more than 12,000 animals that Foothills Animal Shelter cares for annually. Hundreds of pups in costume parade down Washington Avenue followed by a family-friendly fair in Parfet Park that draws in over 2,000 people each year. We had a wonderful time! Here are some of the highlights and fantastic pet costumes we witnessed... Read More

12 Common Financial Mistakes to Avoid

Credit Union of Denver Financial Tips Just as to-do lists can be a key part of planning, do-not-do lists can be helpful reminders to avoid mistakes that others have made. 1. Impulse investing. Avoid investing based on a whim or a tip. Don’t invest a certain way just because a friend or colleague does. Instead, be thoughtful and strategic. 2. Lacking an overall plan or strategy. Don’t look a financial decisions in isolation. Think about how they affect or are affected by other elements. For example, when deciding on your... Read More

Too Young to Think About Investing? Think Again…

“How did it get so late so soon?” — Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss’s simple but powerful words continue to resonate today, even in the context of planning for a financially secure future. Because when you get right down to it, the younger you are, the more potential you have to gain, by taking advantage of the time ahead of you. For example: Let’s say you started investing $100 per month. Assume over time you earn an average of 6% interest per year. The chart below shows how much money you’d... Read More

Stickley Seminar was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural Cyber Security Seminar at the Lakewood Cultural Center featuring Jim Stickley on July 30th. We had a great turn-out and received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our members and community. As promised, here are the slides Mr. Stickley said he would share. If you would like to view Stickley’s presentation, click here. We promise it’s safe to click on, pinky swear. We strive to provide our members with relevant and meaningful seminars, so be sure to check out our Events Calendar for... Read More