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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, Alaska

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: Alaska, auto loans

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: Alaska, auto loans

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: Alaska, auto loans

Credit Union 1 is Raising Funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska

Posted by Credit Union 1 on May 1, 2017 11:55:22 AM

In May, Credit Union 1 is excited to host a month-long fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska. This local, youth-focused organization provides children who are facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska, you’ll help make a positive, long-lasting impact on an Alaskan child’s life!

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Topics: Giving Back, Community, Alaska

How to Choose the Right RV or Camper

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jun 10, 2016 11:21:02 AM

If you’ve ever enjoyed a night of mosquito-filled, chilly-yet-gorgeous Alaskan tent camping, the thought of owning an RV or camper has likely crossed your mind. Wouldn’t it be nice to get out and explore more of Alaska (and everywhere else) from the comfort of your own traveling home? SHAH!

Before navigating an RV or camper purchase, there’s a bit of research to be done. We know you’re busy dreaming of which direction to drive (Seward is great, so is Denali, and, and!) – so to help you choose the right path, here’s your handy-dandy buyers guide to the perfect adventure vehicle:

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Topics: Alaska, Loans, How To

How to Prepare for a Layoff

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Mar 24, 2016 12:04:13 PM

Has the steady employment you depend on suddenly come to an end? Many Alaskans are finding themselves in unsure waters these days as our job market changes and the economy adapts. If your own job is ending or at risk, there are steps you can take to prepare for the future! Act now before your bank account suffers – and remember that you always have a helping hand at Credit Union 1.

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Topics: Savings, Budgeting, Alaska, Credit, Loans, Spending, How To

5 Things In Alaska You Can Only Do By Boat

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Feb 16, 2016 9:25:53 AM

Alaska is one of the most rugged and beautiful places on earth – and one of the best ways to engage with this scenery is by BOAT! We have wide open waters, winding rivers and loads of lakes for recreation. Ready to dip your toes into boat ownership?

Take a look at the amazing Alaskan sights you could explore anytime, from the helm of your very own vessel:   

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Topics: Financial Fitness, Alaska, Boats

Five PFD Pitfalls to Run From

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Sep 25, 2015 10:19:40 AM

Can you feel the excitement in the air? PFD season is upon us, and Alaska is brimming with joy! This year, you’re going to make that PFD stretch further. Have more fun, reach more goals, and most of all avoid PFD hiccups that can cause a serious hassle. How exactly? Check out the following five mistakes that Alaskans commonly make with their PFDs, and learn how to avoid them. With our advice in your pocket, you’ll save time, energy and funds!

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Topics: Financial Fitness, Savings, PFD, Alaska, Credit, Spending

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

Posted by Credit Union 1 on 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! Birthdays are a fabulous thing, especially for Alaskans who do two (among many) things very well:

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Topics: Financial Fitness, Savings, Budgeting, Alaska, Trending, Spending