Alaskan at Heart Blog

Five Smart Ways to Use Your PFD

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Oct 3, 2016 11:58:04 AM

For many Alaskans, October is an exciting time of year thanks to three happy letters: P-F-D! This windfall of cash opens up spending windows you may not usually have – so what’s the best way to use this money? If you’re thinking of a big screen TV or Hawaiian vacation, you’re right that both of those sound like fun. However, with a little extra planning, you can invest PFD funds in YOURSELF and earn an even bigger reward! Here are a few great “investment” ideas:

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Topics: PFD

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