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Smarter Banking, Smarter Life; 3 Reasons Why You Should Open a Checking Account as a Young Adult

Posted by Sydney on Jun 6, 2019 2:03:00 PM
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6 Tips for Move-In Day

Posted by Sydney on Aug 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Whether you’ve done it for the past four years, or its your very first time, college move-in can be a pain. From the balance of too much not stuff and not enough stuff, to making sure you remember everything you need, it can be hard to master the art of the move. We went ahead and assembled 6 tips for you to make sure you’re a move-in pro!

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6 Easy Steps to Switch to a New Financial Institution

Posted by Anora on Jul 19, 2018 2:03:00 PM

If you’ve been following this blog, you may have suddenly realized that you want everyone in your family to become member-owners of the USC Credit Union. However, they might also be hesitant to make the switch. The process of closing one account and opening another appears daunting, but it is actually very easy! If you want to share the joy of lower fees, greater accessibility, and better resources with a loved one, just send this blog their way to clarify the process.

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What Drives Consumers’ Checking Account Choices?

Posted by Cal on Oct 22, 2014 5:11:00 PM

Why do consumers choose one checking account instead of another? Data from thousands of checking account searches reveals the hot buttons behind consumers' decisions: locations, fees, advertising and word-of-mouth.

Using the online tool at FindABetterBank, active bank shoppers walk through a logical process to help them narrow down their checking account options. The system prompts them with questions about feature requirements and fee preferences. After they select an account as their “top choice,” they’re asked why they chose that particular account. Using the data generated from thousands of such searches, we can dissect and understand the various factors driving consumers’ decisions — features, fees, locations, promotions, etc.

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Smart ways to save money at school without ruining your college fun — or going hungry

Posted by Cal on Oct 17, 2014 3:27:00 PM


Don’t worry – this isn’t going to be one of those posts that tell you you’re a big boy/girl now, and have to stop being irresponsible with money.

I won’t tell you to stop buying overpriced lattes, $11 nachos at midnight, or comfy college sweatshirts because those things are largely what college is all about.

What I will tell you is that the post-college years can really stink when you’re broke. Actually, worse than broke — so far in debt that you feel like you’re working for nothing but your bills.

So here’s how to give your future finances a fighting chance, and get through college without making those clichéd money mistakes of running up credit card debt and blowing through all the summer job money you earned folding shirts at The Gap…

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