Alaskan@Heart

Life Changing LUV Stories

Posted by Jess G. on Feb 12, 2020 12:01:16 PM

Ahhh, LUV is in the air. At Credit Union 1, we skip the chocolates and flowers on Valentine's Day (although that'd be cool too), and instead we celebrate the ways we make our members smile, improve their finances, impact the local community and enhance the quality of life for our much-loved fellow Alaskans.

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Topics: Savings, Debt Management, Credit Cards

5 Financial Tips for 2020

Posted by Jess G. on Jan 7, 2020 5:56:10 PM

Happy 2020, Alaska! Together, we're embracing a brand new year of possibilities. Start your new year right with a few tips and tricks to improve your finances in 2020, and make more of those awesome possibilities a reality.

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Topics: Savings, Debt Management, Credit Cards

7 Tricks to Afford Your Next Treat!

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Oct 29, 2015 11:17:55 AM

You know what the best part of cooler weather is? It’s TREAT season! October, November and December are each full of indulgence in their own ways, which means a particular treat may be on your mind. Dreaming of an ATV, snowmachine or Hawaiian vacation? What about a simple dinner and movie night? No matter what your idea of “splurging” entails, we can help you plan ways to afford it. Check out the following seven tricks to afford your next treat! 

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Topics: Financial Fitness, Debt Management, Credit, Loans

Boost Your Credit Score [Infographic]

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jul 15, 2015 9:33:46 AM

A few weeks ago, we shared a blog about what exactly your credit score means and we gave you the scoop on 13 things you didn't know about credit. Now that you know what your number represents, let’s look at ways to improve it! When you have a healthier credit score, you’ll enjoy lower loan interest rates – which basically means you pay less for the money you borrow. Win-win! 

Want to learn even more about credit? Sign up for a FREE Discover Financial Fitness class offered in-person and online.

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Topics: Financial Fitness, Infographic, It's A Money Thing, Debt Management, Credit, How To

What’s Your Spending Profile?

Posted by Jess G. on 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, Infographic, Debt Management, Budgeting, Spending

Breakdown of a Credit Score

Posted by Jess G. on 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, Infographic, It's A Money Thing, Debt Management, Credit