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Disaster Relief Depends on You

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jun 1, 2018 3:54:11 PM

Imagine waking up one day to a disaster that left you homeless, without food for your children or even shoes to protect them. A donation to the American Red Cross of Alaska helps families like yours survive life-changing events like this.

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Topics: Giving Back, Community

Your 2018 Alaskan Festivals Guide

Posted by Credit Union 1 on May 17, 2018 5:53:45 PM

Summer is in the air, and your Alaskan weekends are a beautiful, blank slate of possibility. Looking for festivals and fun to fill them up? Bookmark this blog, pick your #AKRoadTrip tunes, grab a cooler and go!

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Topics: auto loans, Alaska

Two of Our Favorite Female Leaders at CU1

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Mar 7, 2018 6:18:55 PM

A few months ago, Credit Union 1 was honored to again be namedone of the top 49 businesses in Alaska by Alaska Business Monthly. Our credit union currently employs over 350 Alaskans in communities ranging from Ketchikan to Nome! In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018, we’d like to highlight a few of the many women who have helped build (and continue to improve) our organization. In a pool of 72 manager and supervisor positions at our credit union, 58 of these roles are filled by women. WHOA!

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Topics: Culture

5 Ways to Shrink School Expenses

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Feb 1, 2018 12:38:53 PM

Lifelong learners, we salute you! We know that pursuing higher education is no easy task, and it can be even more intimidating on a limited budget.  However, you’re already a smart cookie for valuing education (high fives, BTW). Let’s work together to figure out the funding aspect with a few universal tips to shrink those school expenses:

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Topics: Back to School, Community, Loans

Tips to Face Financial Changes

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Feb 1, 2018 11:29:33 AM
Alaskans are no strangers to change. We’ve seen our state change immensely in the past 59+ years, from limited dirt roads and camps to a bustling network of thriving communities. However, despite the amazing growth and development that many of us have witnessed, we’re also not immune to slumps in the economy, unemployment, and other “unknowns” that can affect one’s personal ability to make ends meet. Fortunately, when unexpected circumstances strike, we have tips on hand to help you face financial change! 
Read, reflect, and share with someone in need.
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Topics: Budgeting, Financial Fitness, Savings, Spending

The One for All Alaska Fund on MomsEveryday

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jan 30, 2018 11:13:11 AM

In Credit Union 1’s December spotlight on the KTUU MomsEveryday show, our Community Engagement Director Jessie Lavoie chats about ways to give back to your local community through philanthropy and the unique One for All Alaska Fund. This fund benefits local Alaskan organizations, and all beneficiaries are chosen by the CU1 employees who live in our branch communities!
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Topics: MomsEveryday, Philanthropy, One for All Alaska

Plan Your Alaskan Staycation

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jan 12, 2018 4:30:55 PM

Feeling a bit of cabin fever as winter settles in? While some Alaskans come alive once the first snowflakes fall, many of us get caught in an indoor routine that can leave you dreaming of a warm and tropical get-away. Lots of folks solve this predicament by flying out of state mid-winter, but if “warm and tropical” just isn’t in your budget this year, there’s plenty to do right here in the last frontier!

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Topics: Spending

Five Positive Money Habits for 2018

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jan 4, 2018 2:49:15 PM

Raise your hand if New Year’s resolutions are on your mind this month! Some of the most common (and beneficial) resolutions you’ll encounter have to do with physical health and financial well-being. While both these topics can be extremely valuable to your year ahead, they can also be uniquely challenging. Luckily, CU1 is here to help! Check out these five positive money habits that will help pave the way to a fun and successful 2018.

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Topics: Budgeting, Financial Fitness, Savings, Spending

CU1 is Helping Even More Alaskans in 2018!

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jan 4, 2018 2:31:40 PM

Welcome to 2018, Alaska! Credit Union 1 is gearing up for a big year ahead, and a big part of this plan is to share even more heart-warming, life-changing #CU1LUV across our state. You’ll see us volunteering in your local communities, raising funds in our branches, and asking you directly about the ways we can help improve your life.

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Topics: Community, Giving Back

How to Take Charge of Your Holiday Spending

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Dec 1, 2017 10:50:23 PM

With the holiday season in full swing, your budget may be feeling the strain of extra gift-buying, grocery shopping and even utility costs. Unfortunately, those light-up reindeer on your rooftop don’t run on magic! To help you keep the holiday spirit alive without stressing about that bottom line, CU1 has handy tips and tricks to protect your debt load and overall financial well-being during the biggest spending period of the year. Make use of the info below, so you can kick back with a glass of eggnog and truly enjoy this special time of year!

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Topics: How To