One for All Alaska Blog

How to Protect Your Finances in a Government Shutdown

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jan 8, 2019 7:16:23 AM

 

With the recent government shutdown and ongoing economic changes statewide, we know that many of our fellow Alaskans and CU1 members may be struggling to make ends meet. For some folks, this means a job lay-off, pay changes or other uncertainty. No matter your age or career status, this type of change is never easy! Thankfully, when life throws you a curve ball, you’re not alone. Check out a few ways that Credit Union 1 can help:

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Topics: Debt Management, Alaska, Credit, How To

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

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: Account Management, Tools, Identity Theft, How To

How to Buy Your First Car

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jul 15, 2016 5:33:39 PM

What an exciting time! You’re in the market for your first car, which means newfound freedom to go places.  You’ve likely set a budget and have some idea of what vehicle type you’d like – however, you may also need an auto loan to help make this dream happen. Don’t worry! Auto loans are pretty straightforward and simple. Here’s what you need to know:

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Topics: Financial Fitness, Loans, Credit, How To

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: Stop Identity Theft

Posted by Credit Union 1 on May 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Identity theft is nothing new, and yet it still manages to cost its victims billions of dollars (yes, that’s billions with a “b”) globally each year—not to mention the time and hassle involved in recovering a stolen identity. 

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

The Basics of Budgets

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Apr 5, 2016 11:18:02 AM

Budgets are like the New Year’s resolutions of personal finance. We all know we should have one and we all know it’s a fairly simple thing to follow—at least in theory. Like resolutions, we often map out personal budgets with the best of intentions, only to abandon them a couple of weeks later.

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Topics: Financial Fitness, Infographic, It's A Money Thing, Savings, Budgeting, Spending, 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

Ways Your Credit Union Can Help You Through a Dry Spell

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Mar 3, 2016 9:06:48 AM

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Updated: January 7, 2019

With the recent government shutdown and ongoing economic changes statewide, we know that many of our fellow Alaskans and CU1 members may be struggling to make ends meet. For some folks, this means a job lay-off, pay changes or other uncertainty. No matter your age or career status, this type of change is never easy! Thankfully, when life throws you a curve ball, you’re not alone. Check out a few ways that Credit Union 1 can help:

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Topics: Debt Management, Alaska, Credit, How To