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Guide to Understand Your Credit Score

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Dec 1, 2022 6:39:50 AM

Let’s talk about credit, more specifically your credit score. We all know about credit, but do we truly know what factors determine our score or how to build healthy credit?

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Topics: Debt Management, Credit, eServices

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Dec 1, 2022 5:15:42 AM

At Credit Union 1, our founding philosophy of “people helping people” translates to financial services that are accessible to individuals without discrimination. Diversity, equality and inclusion are at the heart of our purpose, and we’re proud to promote these values in everything we do.

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Topics: Culture

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

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Dec 1, 2022 5:01:53 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, Trending, Spending

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

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