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How to Buy a Used Car

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jul 20, 2017 4:32:24 PM

As Alaskans, we ask a lot of our vehicles. They get us through the snow and ice of winter, the muck of spring – and when summer arrives, they tow our most important toys and tools! Is your current vehicle up to the challenge of your Alaskan lifestyle? If not, it may be time to upgrade with an affordable, used purchase. Let’s talk about what to look for in a used vehicle, so you can be confident in the condition, cost and more.

As you begin to car shop with the advice below, don't forget to apply for an auto loan preapproval. This will give you an accurate idea of your price range, so you have buying power in hand.

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Topics: Loans

3 Clever Financial Tools to Streamline Your Life

Posted by Credit Union 1 on May 1, 2017 3:07:34 PM

As a Credit Union 1 member, you also have the elite title of being co-owner of our organization. We exist to serve you and your financial well-being, which is why we also love to hear and implement your feedback! Many CU1 members have shared ideas about the e-Services we offer, which is why we're excited to announce several recent updates.

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Topics: Budgeting, Account Management

Better Mobile Banking with Balance Peek

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Mar 19, 2017 10:31:25 PM

Quickly view your available balance via our new Balance Peek feature.

Credit Union 1 is excited to announce a new feature of the CU1 Mobile App! To help you track funds on-the-go, you can now enable Balance Peek to view your available balance in just a few taps. Once enabled, you won’t need to fully sign-in to our app to view your balance!

Here’s how it works:

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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 new found 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, Credit, Loans, How To

Five PFD Pitfalls to Run From

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Sep 25, 2015 10:19:40 AM

Can you feel the excitement in the air? PFD season is upon us, and Alaska is brimming with joy! This year, you’re going to make that PFD stretch further. Have more fun, reach more goals, and most of all avoid PFD hiccups that can cause a serious hassle. How exactly? Check out the following five mistakes that Alaskans commonly make with their PFDs, and learn how to avoid them. With our advice in your pocket, you’ll save time, energy and funds!

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Topics: Financial Fitness, Savings, PFD, Credit, Spending

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