Alaskan at Heart Blog

How to Save Money with Your Credit Score

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Oct 3, 2018 2:55:33 PM

Earlier in our credit score series, we talked about why your credit score matters and how to raise it. Now once you’ve reached your credit score goal, how can you use it to your advantage?

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Topics: Credit

Help Provide Safe, Stable Housing to Ill Alaskans

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Oct 1, 2018 8:40:20 AM

In October, Credit Union 1 is raising funds for the Alaska AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) and their efforts to support and empower people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. This association is also working toward the elimination of HIV infection and its stigma in all Alaskan communities. Four A’s currently provides services such as subsidized housing and medical care information, which allows ill Alaskans to pursue employment and vastly improve their circumstances!

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Topics: Community

How to Alaskanify Your Car

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Aug 9, 2018 10:57:35 AM

With tourist season in full swing, our Alaskan roads are full to the brim with RVs, boat trailers and other adventurers off to make amazing memories across our state. Wondering how to cope with the extra traffic and unique obstacles of road tripping in Alaska in a safe and easy-going way? Apart from great snacks and music, here’s your handy checklist of how to Alaskanify your vehicle before cruising off into the great outdoors.

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Topics: auto loans

Help Boost Graduation Rates in Alaska

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jul 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Did you know that 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma? Alaskan youth are often at even higher risk of not graduating – which can impact their financial wellbeing for the rest of their lives. Help improve this frightening statistic and empower Alaskan youth with a donation to Junior Achievement of Alaska today!

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Topics: Giving Back, Community

Map Your Next #AKRoadTrip

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jun 14, 2018 4:00:00 PM

For many people, an authentic Alaskan road trip is the dream of a lifetime – but as residents, we can escape into the wilderness each time the weekend rolls ‘round! Where will this weekend take you, and what’s on your #AKRoadTrip agenda? Here are a few tips to make your travels extra memorable, along with all the best destinations for WHERE in our great state to go.

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Topics: auto loans

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

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: Community, Loans, Back to School

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: Financial Fitness, Savings, Budgeting, Spending