39 Places in Alaska That Will Give You Free Stuff on Your Birthday

Posted by Credit Union 1

Jun 30, 2015 10:39:21 AM

Alaskans love to celebrate. Whether it’s a traditional holiday or our unique attention to the summer solstice, we don’t miss a chance to throw a party!  On July 4, you may have plans to barbeque, visit a parade or just, you know, dress up like Uncle Sam in celebration. It’s America’s birthday – enjoy it! Birthdays are a fabulous thing, especially for Alaskans who do two (among many) things very well:

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Topics: Financial Fitness Friday, Discover Financial Fitness

5 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now To Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Credit Union 1

Jun 16, 2015 1:20:55 PM

Fraud and identity theft sometimes sound like threats from an alternate universe. Definitely not something that could happen to you! The thing is, identity theft has become increasingly common (and easy) with the rise of technology, which means everybody needs a few fraud-fighting tricks up their sleeve. Read on to stock your fraud-fighting arsenal! 

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Topics: Financial Fitness Friday, Discover Financial Fitness, Infographic, It's A Money Thing

13 Things You Didn't Know About Credit.

Posted by Jess

May 22, 2015 3:31:00 PM

There’s nothing like a few  true/false questions to really get your blood pumping! Check out today’s blog full o’ trivia to test your knowledge about credit and credit scores. You may find a few surprising ways that you can help or hinder your credit, as well as a few things you may have THOUGHT impacted your score but don’t. AH! THE SUSPENSE!

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Topics: Financial Fitness Friday, Discover Financial Fitness

[Infographic] Budgeting Basics

Posted by Jess

May 12, 2015 9:37:00 AM

Have you ever wondered why creating a budget is so easy, while sticking to that budget is so hard? One common pitfall when it comes to budgeting basics is forgetting to account for all expenses. Sure, your car payment and mortgage are easy bills to remember – but what about smaller items like the amount you pay for your gym membership or babysitter? These are monthly costs that affect your bottom line, and adding them to your budget will help you stay on track. For more tips and tricks, read on!

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Topics: Discover Financial Fitness, Infographic, It's A Money Thing

What’s Your Spending Profile?

Posted by Jess

Apr 30, 2015 11:15:00 AM

I have some SERIOUS spring fever, and I’m ready for it to burn off into summertime! Sunshine, blue skies and sandals are calling my name. Doesn’t a sandy tropical beach sound amazing? Or for that matter, a beach right here in Alaska if it means some rest and relaxation! Unfortunately, my bills aren’t planning a vacation anytime soon, and budgeting for fun can be difficult. Whether you’re a single person, couple or growing family, everybody has expenses that tie them down – but it’s not impossible to cut yourself free!

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Topics: Financial Fitness Friday, Discover Financial Fitness, Infographic

Breakdown of a Credit Score

Posted by Jess

Apr 9, 2015 4:11:00 PM

Most people have a vague idea of what credit scores are. Something to do with how well you pay your bills, right? On the surface, your credit score may not seem too important – but if you’re ever in need of a loan, this number can make a big difference in how much your borrowed money costs. Take a look through the info below, and then come chat with CU1 to learn more!

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Topics: Financial Fitness Friday, Infographic, It's A Money Thing

Is it Time for the Big Move?

Posted by Jess

Apr 1, 2015 1:37:00 PM

Whether you were born in Alaska or moved here from afar, you’ve likely “rented” at some point during your residency. If you’re renting now, maybe it’s time to make the move toward home ownership!
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A Better Way To Do The 52 Week Saving Challenge

Posted by Jess

Mar 26, 2015 12:06:39 PM

There are a few chores around my house that I dread doing – and spring cleaning is a big one. On the other hand, who doesn’t love discovering a jacket you’d packed away with $10 in the pocket?! I get the same rush of boundless joy when there’s spare change in the couch or when I find a soggy, crumpled dollar bill in the washing machine. I imagine this is what treasure hunters or archeologists feel like.

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Topics: Discover Financial Fitness

Infographic: Quit a Costly Habit

Posted by Jess

Jan 14, 2015 1:31:00 PM

Get ready folks – I have a serious question for you! How goes the battle with your 2015 resolutions? Are you making progress? Treading water?

On my short list of resolutions, I’m somewhere between treading water and sinking. Each January, I set out to develop an agenda of exciting ideas to achieve – but my dirty secret is that, most often, this list falls by the wayside before February.  If you’re in the same boat (don’t worry! I won’t tell!), we can both use some ideas to make the year ahead particularly impactful. Luckily, I’ve found four words to live by: “quit a costly habit!”

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Topics: Discover Financial Fitness

Win a Scholarship from CU1

Posted by Jess

Jan 7, 2015 1:51:00 PM

It’s a new year – which means new chances, opportunities and goals! If education is on your wish list for 2015, Credit Union 1 would love to help. For almost 30 years, we’ve awarded annual funds to CU1 members via our Bill Countryman Scholarship program. What a great way to enjoy your membership with us AND expand your horizons!

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Topics: Giving Back

Welcome to Credit Union 1’s One for All Alaska blog! Each week, you’ll find a healthy mix of ways to reach-out to your local community, ways CU1 is helping change Alaska, and ways to improve your financial fitness. Enjoy! 

Stay tuned for:

  • Community activities and outreach.
  • Ways to get involved.
  • A fresh perspective on financial health.

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