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Save this Holiday Season – Our Top 3 Tips

Posted by Sydney on Nov 5, 2019 2:48:28 PM

We’ve made a list, checked it twice and realized our holiday shopping list just keeps getting bigger and bigger. What are the best ways to save this holiday season? Take a peek at our top 3 tips.

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Make More Memories this Season with a Holiday Loan

Posted by Sydney on Nov 5, 2019 2:48:05 PM

Aww – the holidays! The season of gift giving, memory making and worrying about your budget.

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Online Shopping & How to Protect Yourself

Posted by Sydney on Nov 5, 2019 2:47:25 PM

Does your holiday shopping consist of cuddling up on your couch with your laptop? With the hustle and bustle of crowded stores, we don’t blame you. Even though online shopping is the ultimate convenience, it can bring an e-skimming attack.

E-Skimming is when a cyber criminal gains access to a company’s online store and places malicious code on the website. The code then collects payment information from users when they shop. This can lead to identity theft and fraud.

How can you protect yourself from an e-skimming attack? Check out our tips to know what to look for before you click ‘buy.’

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Out with the old, in with the new!

Posted by Sydney on Nov 5, 2019 2:47:06 PM

It’s the merriest mornings of the year, wrapping paper is flying everywhere and new gadgets are being opened. This immediately brings excitement which is quickly followed with the question – what am I going to do with the old one?

Whether you’re switching your coffee pot for the latest Keurig or upgrading to that 65” TV, check out our quick guide to celebrate the season of ‘out with the old, in with the new’ that’s good for you and the environment.

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Add Some Cheer & Savings to Your Wallet with a USCCU Mastercard

Posted by Sydney on Nov 5, 2019 2:17:27 PM

This time of year it’s important to make sure your wallet is prepared for shopping and the expenses that are about to commence. Before you start finding the best presents, make sure to add some cheer and major savings to your wallet with a USCCU Credit Card.

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Post-Holiday Blues: Tips to Recover from Holiday Spending

Posted by Sydney on Jan 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM

The holidays can be one of the most stressful times on your budget. Now that the holidays are through, it’s important to take a look at your financial well-being and get back on track in the New Year. Here’s some tips to help you recover and minimize debt from holiday spending.  

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Be a Gift Guru: Tips for Finding the Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List

Posted by Sydney on Dec 13, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Gift giving can be the best and worst part of the holiday season. On one hand, it feels great to give gifts to those you love the most and to receive gifts in return. But nothing is as stressful during the holidays as trying to find the perfect gift for that difficult someone. What do you get the person who seems to have everything?  What do you get your in-law who only ever seems to buy you candles? (Not that we don’t love a festive holiday candle). Finding the perfect gift can seem impossible. Here’s some tips for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

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Credit Cards vs Debit Cards: Which Swipe is Right for You?

Posted by Sydney on Dec 6, 2018 2:01:00 PM

 

This holiday season, consumers are expected to spend nearly $1.1 trillion. It’s no surprise that whether online or in stores, the majority of these purchases will be made with a card of some sort. Debit and credit cards are very different and have their pros and cons when it comes to holiday shopping. We’ve broken down the implications of using a debit or credit card this holiday season so you can choose the swipe that’s right for you.

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4 Ways to Give Back this Giving Tuesday

Posted by Sydney on Nov 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Giving Tuesday is on November 27th this year, and there’s plenty of ways you can help give back! We came up with 4 ways you can get involved and lend a helping hand this #GivingTuesday.

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4 Tips to Do Your Black Friday and Cyber Monday Right!

Posted by Sydney on Nov 20, 2018 12:13:11 PM


Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here, and the deals are always getting better and better. Whether you’re buying yourself something special or getting started on this year’s holiday shopping, these tips will save you time and money.  

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