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Get Your Vehicle Road Trip Ready

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Aug 5, 2022 9:13:23 PM

With tourist season in full swing, our Alaska roads are full to the brim with RVs, boat trailers and other adventurers off to make amazing memories before the season ends. Here's a handy checklist to prepare your vehicle with all the essentials to begin your road trip.

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Topics: auto loans

5 Unique Things In Alaska You Can Do By Boat

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jun 7, 2022 2:30:00 PM

Alaska is one of the most 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. 

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: Boating, Boat

5 Ways to Get Ready for Boating Season in Alaska

Posted by Credit Union 1 on May 21, 2021 10:12:25 AM

Boating Season is just around the corner, here are some tips to get you out on the water! 

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Topics: Boat

How to Choose the Right RV or Camper

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jul 16, 2019 1:13:36 PM

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?

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Topics: Loans, How To

5 Must-See Sights in Alaska

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jun 26, 2019 12:05:31 PM

Alaska is one of the most rugged and beautiful places on earth – and one of the best ways to appreciate the 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. It’s time to 🎵 set out on the sea for adventure! 🎵

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Topics: Community, Trending

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

Plan Your Alaskan Staycation

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jan 12, 2018 4:30:55 PM

Feeling a bit of cabin fever as winter settles in? While some Alaskans come alive once the first snowflakes fall, many of us get caught in an indoor routine that can leave you dreaming of a warm and tropical get-away. Lots of folks solve this predicament by flying out of state mid-winter, but if “warm and tropical” just isn’t in your budget this year, there’s plenty to do right here in the last frontier!

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Topics: Spending

Are You Using Your Digital Wallet?

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Oct 16, 2017 2:16:21 PM

Shopping season has arrived in Alaska, which means you may be looking for more convenient and secure ways to carry your CU1 card. Luckily, Credit Union 1 has loads of ways to help you out! Our debit and credit cards contain smart chip technology to protect your information at the point of sale… but what if you didn’t have to carry that card at all?

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Topics: Trending, Credit Cards, Tools

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