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Lower Your Risk of Fraud and Theft During COVID-19

Posted by Sydney on Mar 25, 2020 11:48:29 AM

Identity thieves have only become more creative in finding new ways to hijack personal information and exploit their victims. It seems like every day we learn of yet another new identity theft or fraud scam. Especially in times like these, with pandemics such as COVID-19, identity theft becomes even more common.

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Under the Weather? Tips to Stay on Top of Your Finances from Anywhere

Posted by Sydney on Mar 11, 2020 1:56:46 PM

No one can prepare for an unexpected illness or injury that prevents us from being able to leave the house and accomplish our daily tasks, which can commonly include visiting your local credit union to take care of your finances. In the event of sickness or injury keeping you at home, it’s important to be prepared at manage your finances from anywhere. Here are our tips to make sure you’re prepared to bank, wherever you are.

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Enjoy the Journey with a USCCU Auto Loan

Posted by Sydney on Mar 5, 2020 9:43:11 AM

Remote start, leather interior, all-wheel drive – just like picking out the perfect vehicle, it’s important to find an auto loan that helps you enjoy the journey starting from the first day you drive your new vehicle off the lot.

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Be Prepared for NEW REAL ID Requirements

Posted by Sydney on Mar 4, 2020 4:35:10 PM

Do I need a REAL ID? Is it only used at the airport? How do I even get a REAL ID?

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Get access to $18 billion in scholarships all in one easy place

Posted by Sydney on Mar 4, 2020 3:19:36 PM

In 2019, student loan debt reached an all-time high at $1.41 trillion – a 6% increase from 2018. With the increasing costs of college, this number is only expected to increase in 2020. How do we fight the odds?

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Scholarship Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Sydney on Mar 4, 2020 3:14:31 PM

Crush your applications with our quick, easy tips.

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Stop saying tomorrow and start saving today with our top tips

Posted by Sydney on Mar 4, 2020 2:43:42 PM

Do you find yourself saying – I’ll start saving next month or I don’t have room in my budget to save? Stop putting savings last on your list and make it a priority with our top saving strategies.

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New traditions. New home. 5 steps to get you there.

Posted by Sydney on Mar 4, 2020 1:16:47 PM

Spring has sprung and so has your dreams of owning your own home. Before you start scrolling through Zillow, get your finances in order and be prepared to make an offer with confidence by following our 5 Home Buying Prep Tips.

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Tax season is here. Are you prepared?

Posted by Sydney on Mar 4, 2020 11:48:11 AM

Although April 15th marks National Banana Day (we promise we didn’t make this up), it’s also the day that you’re 2019 takes must be filed by. Between forms from your employer, student loan company and health insurance provider, it’s hard to keep track of all the documents you need to successfully file your taxes.

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Top FAQ’s about the FAFSA

Posted by Sydney on Jan 9, 2020 10:26:32 AM

Getting into college is hard enough, but the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can feel like rocket science. Luckily, with some preparation and answers to your burning questions, you can tackle the FAFSA like a pro.

 

First off, what is the FAFSA? The FAFSA is an application all students must fill out to qualify for federal financial aid, but it can also be used to grant state and institution-specific aid. The federal government uses the information provided on your FAFSA to estimate how much money your family can contribute to your education. 

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