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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! 

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Topics: Financial Fitness Friday, Discover Financial Fitness, Infographic, It's A Money Thing

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!  On July 4, you may have plans to barbeque, visit a parade or just, you know, dress up like Uncle Sam in celebration. It’s America’s birthday – enjoy it! Birthdays are a fabulous thing, especially for Alaskans who do two (among many) things very well:

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Topics: Financial Fitness Friday, Discover Financial Fitness

5 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now To Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jun 16, 2015 1:20:55 PM

Fraud and identity theft sometimes sound like threats from an alternate universe. Definitely not something that could happen to you! The thing is, identity theft has become increasingly common (and easy) with the rise of technology, which means everybody needs a few fraud-fighting tricks up their sleeve. Read on to stock your fraud-fighting arsenal! 

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Topics: Financial Fitness Friday, Discover Financial Fitness, Infographic, It's A Money Thing

13 Things You Didn't Know About Credit.

Posted by Jess on May 22, 2015 3:31:00 PM

There’s nothing like a few  true/false questions to really get your blood pumping! Check out today’s blog full o’ trivia to test your knowledge about credit and credit scores. You may find a few surprising ways that you can help or hinder your credit, as well as a few things you may have THOUGHT impacted your score but don’t. AH! THE SUSPENSE!

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Topics: Financial Fitness Friday, Discover Financial Fitness

What’s Your Spending Profile?

Posted by Jess 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 Friday, Discover Financial Fitness, Infographic

Breakdown of a Credit Score

Posted by Jess 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 Friday, Infographic, It's A Money Thing

Financial Fitness Friday: Where I Went Wrong with Credit Cards

Posted by Jess on Dec 26, 2014 11:10:46 AM

I remember the day I applied for my first loan. I had turned 18, and a credit card offer came in the mail. Since I was new to the world of junk mail, I of course opened and even READ it! The offer came with a credit limit I certainly could not afford as a college student – but I didn’t even consider that. There was a packet of adorable address labels in the envelope, plus I got to choose my own credit card design. SOLD!

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Financial Fitness Friday: Finding Your Holiday Groove

Posted by Jess on Dec 19, 2014 2:24:59 PM

Something has been missing from my holiday spirit this week. Our tree is up and decorated, there are lights strung all over the house, gifts wrapped and nativity arranged. I even swapped our normal air freshener for one that smells like Christmas. But something has been missing! I don’t feel filled to the brim with holiday cheer, and it’s been bumming me out.

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Financial Fitness Friday: A Great Gift for YOU

Posted by Jess on Dec 12, 2014 5:02:00 PM

Last night, I decided to start and finish my Christmas shopping in one fell swoop. For weeks I’ve been surfing the internet, searching out the perfect gift for each child and my dear hubby. I was feeling pretty good about it. Then I went shopping late at night, on an empty stomach, by myself, and I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. Now my wallet is empty and my present-hiding closet is full – but I don’t feel very good about it.

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Financial Fitness Friday: Shrink Your Shopping Cart

Posted by Jess on Nov 28, 2014 12:23:05 PM

Black Friday sales are upon us. Were you waiting in line early this morning? Did you score a deal on anything great? I slept in and missed out on the fun/chaos. For me, Black Friday means perusing online sales, filling an imaginary shopping cart and then likely never checking out. I have imaginary shopping carts all over the internet, and each one represents things I’d love to have (but won’t break my budget for). These carts satisfy some need for me to shop, without maxing out my credit cards!

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Topics: Financial Fitness Friday

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