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Enter the TurboTax $25K Giveaway!

Posted by Cal on Jan 28, 2015 9:05:00 AM

This year, make sure your taxes are done right and get a chance to win big. Try any TurboTax® Online product for free and you’ll be entered into the TurboTax $25K Giveway.1


  • All you need to know is yourself. TurboTax translates taxes into simple questions about your life and puts everything in the right forms for you.
  • You won’t miss a thing. TurboTax searches over 350 deductions and credits, so you can be confident you’re getting the biggest refund you deserve.
  • Double checks as you go. TurboTax runs error checks and a final review of your return to help make sure your taxes are done right.
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Topics: Taxes

Running the LA Marathon? Keck Medicine of USC Want to Help!

Posted by Cal on Jan 23, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Keck Medicine of USC wants your marathon experience to be a healthy one. Check out these tips for running your best race!

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Topics: Planning Ahead

Tax Changes for 2015

Posted by Cal on Jan 21, 2015 10:21:12 AM

What's New in the Ever-Evolving U.S. Tax Code.

Ben Franklin Photo: DonkeyHotey

It’s nearly impossible to talk about taxes without remembering Benjamin Franklin’s observation: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

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A Message From Our Trusted Leader

Posted by Ivonet on Jan 14, 2015 9:32:30 AM


Welcome to a New Year, and new opportunities! What are your plans for 2015? (I’ll avoid the word “resolution” because all too often it’s a synonym for “Starts in January and lasts maybe six weeks.”)

First of all, let's go back to November 2014 when USC Credit Union beat Notre Dame Federal Credit Union in our second annual Credit Union Charity Challenge. In the end, USC Credit Union beat Notre Dame FCU by receiving 75 more auto loan applications, winning $10,000 for USC’s Good Neighbors Campaign. I would like to say congratulations to all our members and extend our gratitude and appreciation for your involvement. I am personally very proud of the hard work and dedication shown by the USC Credit Union family and Trojans nationwide.

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Topics: financial future, education, auto loans, newsletter

Why a New Year’s Resolution to Save More May Actually Work

Posted by Cal on Jan 2, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The economy is up, and New Year's Resolutions are on the decline. Too bad, because making a financial commitment can really help you reach your goals.

piggy bank in confetti

Most New Year’s resolutions are pointless. Only one in 10 people stick with them for a year, and many folksdon’t last much more than a month. But as 2015 approaches, you might consider a financial New Year’s resolution anyway. Those who resolve to improve their money behavior at the start of the year get ahead at a faster rate than those who do not, new research shows.

Among those who made a financial resolution last year, 51% report feeling better about their money now, according to a new survey from Fidelity Investments. By contrast, only 38% of those who did not make a money resolution said they felt better.

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Topics: financial future

Writing a Good Offer

Posted by Cal on Dec 18, 2014 12:00:00 PM

writing a good offer

I like to have the best shot possible of getting my offers accepted when I am presenting them and in most cases it is a multiple offer situation so there is no room for mistakes. I always think of the presentation as a job interview and so other than possibly the price I can always be best. Here are some simple things I like to do to increase my odds.

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Topics: financial education

Planning for Life Changes in 2015

Posted by Cal on Dec 8, 2014 11:22:10 AM


(Photo courtesy of L.A. Car Connection) 

Is your insurance adequate for your 2015 life changes? The Smith family experienced sticker shock when their oldest child began driving. Their insurance premiums skyrocketed. While they knew that adding a teen driver to the account would cost more, they didn’t realize how much more. Life changes can impact your finances. Make sure your insurance policies match your 2015 life changes.

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Topics: Insurance Services

Find Great Deals With These Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

Posted by Cal on Nov 30, 2014 3:00:00 PM



Cyber Monday is like Black Friday. It’s another day of discounts and deals that you can’t wait to take advantage of on items you want. The difference is you can sit at home in your pajamas and sip a cup of hot chocolate while shopping. Cyber Monday features online deals from dozens of retailers with brick and mortar stores and stores based solely online. Some participating retailers in Cyber Monday include:

  • JCPenney
  • Kohl’s
  • and many others!
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Topics: usc credit union, usc, cyber monday, holiday shopping

Unforgettable Trojan Experience Sweepstakes Winners

Posted by Cal on Nov 26, 2014 12:00:00 PM

As a part of our committed partnership with USC Athletics, we offered USC fans the chance to win a once in a lifetime Trojan experience to the USC vs. Notre Dame game on Novemeber 29th, 2014. The winners will receive: 

  • 2 passes to the Fox Sports Tailgate 
  • 2 sideline passes to the USC vs. Notre Dame game 
  • The opportunity to join legendary Voice of the Trojans, Pete Arbogast in the radio booth and call the first play of the second half live on the air!

Last week the winners were announced and we would like to say congratulations to Ryan McCoy and his son Van for winning our USC Credit Union Unforgettable Trojan Experience!


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Topics: usc credit union, usc, Beat ND Challenge, auto loans

Credit Unions Ranked Number One in Consumer Satisfaction

Posted by Cal on Nov 25, 2014 2:00:00 PM


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Topics: usc credit union, usc, join, join usc credit union, membership

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