One for All Alaska Blog

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! 
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Topics: Financial Fitness, Savings, Budgeting, 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: Financial Fitness, Savings, Budgeting, 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: Giving Back, Community

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

4 Biggest Myths about Credit Unions

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Oct 19, 2017 4:00:00 AM

Happy International Credit Union Day, Alaska! It’s our favorite time of year again, when credit unions around the world celebrate our unique “people helping people” purpose.  This year’s ICU Day theme is “Dreams Thrive Here” – which is a pretty great differentiator that makes your local credit union a special place to be. Unlike banks, which serve customers and pass along income to select stockholders, credit unions exist to serve our member-owners. We’re not-for-profit, and everything we do is to better support YOU!

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Topics: Culture

Are You Using Your Digital Wallet?

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Oct 16, 2017 2:16:21 PM

Shopping season has arrived in Alaska, which means you may be looking for more convenient and secure ways to carry your CU1 card. Luckily, Credit Union 1 has loads of ways to help you out! Our debit and credit cards contain smart chip technology to protect your information at the point of sale… but what if you didn’t have to carry that card at all?

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Topics: Trending, Credit Cards, Tools

Winter is Coming! Here's How to Prepare

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Sep 29, 2017 9:25:40 AM

Boy we had a beautiful autumn in Alaska this year. Those golden leaves, sunshiny mornings and steaming mugs of pumpkin spice made it a season to be admired. Unfortunately (or fortunately, that’s OK too), winter is right around the corner – which means it’s time to prep our pocketbooks for cold weather! Thankfully, there are many money-saving steps you can take today to slash your bills over the coming months.

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Topics: How To

How Credit Union 1 Protects Your Account Security

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Sep 25, 2017 2:09:05 PM

Recently, the credit-reporting agency Equifax released news of a cybersecurity breach that occurred this summer and may have impacted up to 143 million Americans. As part of this breach, the criminals involved gained access to names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and some driver's license numbers.
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Topics: How To, Identity Theft, Account Management, Tools