Alaskan at Heart Blog

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 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

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

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