Electronic (ACH) Payment – Same Day Posting!

Important Notice of Same Day Debit processing A change in the rules governing Automated Clearing House (ACH) debits became effective as of September 15, 2017. This means that most types of electronic payments for debits will be eligible to process the same business day as it was originated.  So, if you initiate an electronic debit payment, you may see it clear your account sooner than you were expecting.  Make sure that you have funds available when you set up payments online or over the phone so that you will not... Read More

6 Keyboard Shortcuts for Faster Web Browsing

No mouse? No problem! Save time navigating the Internet with these quick tricks. SCROLL DOWN A PAGE – Shift + Space Bar Don’t be a slave to the scroll wheel. The next time you reach the bottom of the screen while reading, hit the Space Bar to jump one screen length down. Hit it by accident? Shift+Space Bar gets you back to where you were. GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS WEBSITE YOU WERE BROWSING – Alt+Back Arrow Alt+Back Arrow is your mouse-free way of going back in time with most... Read More

Credit – what is it?

Have you ever wondered how your credit is determined and why it is so important? We’ve made it easy. Check this out… Credit Union of Denver’s video is a labor of love by our employees. We put this together to help educate about what credit is, how the score is influenced and why you should be concerned with knowing this information. Check it out and share with your friends and family. When you are ready, feel free to give us a call and set up a consultation to check out your own credit... Read More

6 Ways to Stay Fit On the Cheap

Image of a woman working out with dumbbells. "Stay Fit on the Cheap"
Beach Bod on Clearance: 6 Ways to Stay Fit On the Cheap! With summer just around the corner many of us are looking to get fit but we don’t want to break the bank.  Want to feel the burn without feeling the pinch? Community classes, seasonal discounts, and cheap memberships can keep you both fit and financially healthy. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week to maintain cardiovascular health and to help prevent heart disease and stroke, two of the top... Read More

Money Rules

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Jean Chatzky’s wrote a book, Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security. Because we can’t provide each member with a copy of this book, we plan to share a few financial tips from Money Rules in hopes of better educating our members. With this blog series, we hope to guide you, our member, on a path to financial security. Where does your money come from? The money you spend, save, invest, or even give away, comes from somewhere and more than likely, that means you’ve earned it. In this post, we... Read More

Card Skimmers on the Rise!

Credit Card Skimmers, up close view of one.
Know what to look for and how to protect yourself and your account! 1. Inspect The Card Reader And The Area Near The PIN Pad Many banks and merchants realize that skimming is on the rise and will often post a picture of what the real device is supposed to look like so you will see that there is something attached that is not supposed to be there if a skimmer is present. Of course, a card skimmer could put a fake picture over the real picture so this isn’t... Read More

C·U·D Mobile Wallets are here!

Mobile Wallet
C∙U∙D Mobile Wallets have launched! What is it? Mobile wallet is a way to carry your credit card or debit card information in a digital form on your mobile device. Instead of using your physical plastic card to make purchases, you can pay with your smartphone, tablet, or smart watch. Think of it as the digital equivalent of all the everyday things included in a physical wallet like loyalty cards, coupons, business cards, tickets, credit cards and more. Don’t struggle to get at your cards in your purse or wallet,... Read More

5 Financial Concepts Graduating Seniors Should Know

With graduation around the corner, high school seniors and their parents are focused on their school’s graduation requirements. But what about their personal finance education requirements? Are financial skills included in a student’s formal education? Not usually. What financial concepts should graduating seniors know before they walk down the aisle to Pomp and Circumstance? According to the Council for Economic Education’s Annual Survey of the States, only 17 states require that high school students take a course in personal finance and that number has remained unchanged since 2014. Moreover, the... Read More