Creating a Smart Budget

Making a Budget and Sticking to It Some people hear the word “budget” and they cringe. But a budget is not a bad thing. In fact it can become a very comforting tool to help you stay on top of your finances and get a handle on the outflow of your money. With a few simple steps, you can get an understanding of where your money goes, which will help you make SMART choices about how and when you spend. Step 1: Where Does It All Go? Before you can... Read More

Simplifying your life – 4 ways to consider

Simplifying doesn’t need to be complicated. Learning to create a quieter, more balanced space in your life can help immensely, and taking little steps is the best way to make it happen. Eliminating clutter, getting organized, simplifying your relationships, and learning to take the time to slow down and appreciate the little things can help to keep you sane. You can start today. 1 of 4: Eliminating Clutter 1 – Decide what stuff is unnecessary.  Simplifying doesn’t need to be complicated: Identify what’s most important to you and eliminate everything... Read More

Fed Raises rates, what does this mean to you?

According to the NY Times article online, “The Fed cited job growth as a key reason for raising rates.” “Among the Fed’s roles are maximizing employment and moderating inflation. Job growth has strengthened steadily since the recession, and the Fed’s policy-making committee said in a statement it expected that progress to continue. Inflation remains weak, but the Fed said it expected prices to start rising more quickly. Unemployment is falling toward pre-crisis levels and a new Fed labor market index that tracks a range of data has recovered most of... Read More

Get Ready for CUD’s 2016 Dog Calendar

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2016 Credit Union of Denver Dog Calendars Raised over $4,500 for Foothills Animal Shelter! Our community came together with over 350 submissions of dog photos from around Colorado.  These are local beloved pets that have been transformed into stars!  We are so proud of our community and how they come together to support The Foothills Animal Shelter. They are right in our Jefferson County backyard.  Once again this year all proceeds from our 2016 Credit Union of Denver Dog Calendar go to support their ongoing efforts to keep pets safe and off the street.  Last year... Read More

Awesome Youth Event

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Wow! You guys really know how to put on a great youth event. I came with my two kids and was so touched by all you did to make us feel appreciated and special.  Santa was there and really talked to my kids about being good and giving unto others.  The t-shirts and cookies were good too! Thanks again, Marsha T.