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    July 19, 2022
    A Checklist for an Organized Estate
    Estate planning is a smart thing to do to protect your assets and ease an already difficult time for your loved ones. However, starting the process and executing it effectively can be challenging. Making plans for distributing your money, home and other assets after you’re gone may be uncomfortable, but it’s important to address the topic so you and your loved ones are prepared.
    March 13, 2023
    A Guide to Avoiding Financial Fraud
    Every day, fraudsters are hard at work trying to steal personal financial information from hardworking, honest people like you. They are more clever than ever, so you need to stay informed about how to avoid falling victim to their schemes.
    May 02, 2023
    Checking 101
    A checking account that makes you pay to access your own money is no friend to your finances. The truth is, plenty of banks charge fees that can chip away at your account balance. That’s not the case at Advancial. As a not-for-profit credit union, our checking accounts are designed to benefit your bottom line, not a bank’s shareholders.
    January 18, 2023
    Credit Scores 101
    Three simple digits. That’s all it takes to capture the quality of your credit history. It seems simple, but credit scores are an important tool that lenders use for virtually all loan and credit applications. Those three digits help lenders determine if they can trust you to repay a loan fully and on time.
    October 03, 2023
    Dinero Teens: Check-Writing 101
    In an era of digital payments, you may not regularly need to write a check to complete a purchase. But at some point, you will likely want or need to write a check because it’s the best option available.
    August 30, 2023
    Dinero Teens: How to Make Money Management Less Confusing
    If you think managing your money is challenging, you’re not alone! Nearly three-quarters of teens (74%) say they’re not confident about their personal finance knowledge, according to a recent survey.
    September 18, 2023
    Dinero Teens: What's a Credit Score?
    While you may know a lot about test scores, how much do you know about credit scores? One day, these scores will have an important influence over financial matters in your life, so it pays to learn about them sooner rather than later.
    February 24, 2023
    Dinero Teens: Why Advancial Versus Other Alternatives?
    Life is full of choices, including whether to bank with a credit union, like Advancial, or a traditional bank. Unlike banks, credit unions like Advancial are not-for-profit organizations that exist exclusively to serve their members.
    May 03, 2023
    Dinero Teens: Your College Prep Checklist
    You’ve decided on a college and sent in your enrollment deposit — now it’s time to organize your finances and prepare for your move. Moving away to college may be the first time you’re living independently and making your own financial decisions.
    February 27, 2023
    Ditch the Debt
    Getting out of debt may sometimes feel like digging out an entire beach with a child’s toy shovel. But ditching your debt is not impossible. First, it’s important to remember that not all debt is bad. Some debt helps you live a more fulfilling life.
    February 28, 2023
    Dos and Don'ts of Credit Repair
    If you've recently been rejected from a credit or loan application, it may be because of your credit score being too low. If that’s the case, there are a number of reasons why that may be.
    July 19, 2023
    Fraud: Spoofing Explained
    Hackers often try to take advantage of unsuspecting people by posing as their financial institution, referred to as spoofing. They often use common communication methods, such as phone calls, email or text messages.
    March 25, 2024
    How to Maximize Deposit Insurance
    Here's how to get the most NCUA deposit insurance coverage.
    November 10, 2023
    The Four P’s of Common Scam Signals
    Hackers often try to take advantage of unsuspecting people by posing as their financial institution, referred to as spoofing. They often use common communication methods, such as phone calls, email or text messages.
    January 02, 2023
    Get Fit, Financially
    You would never run a marathon without building up the strength, endurance and mental stamina needed to cross the finish line. Reaching fitness goals requires training and dedication. The same is true for financial fitness.
    November 30, 2022
    Incorporating Financial Education into Your Wellness Program
    When it comes to Workplace Financial Wellness, one of the first questions asked by Benefits Administrators is, “How do I incorporate this type of benefit into my overall wellness plan?”
    December 05, 2022
    Make a Plan to Reach Your Financial Goals
    Think about your financial goals for a moment. Do you picture yourself buying a home or taking a much-needed vacation? Are you focused on building a financial safety net or saving for retirement? Although challenges and setbacks may throw you off course, it’s easier to bounce back when you have a plan for reaching your goals.
    August 23, 2023
    Make It a Point to Maximize Rewards
    If you’re in the market for a rewards credit card, you may be wondering which is the best for you.
    July 17, 2023
    Making Sense of Our Current Inflation
    As you may have noticed when buying anything lately, America is experiencing significant inflation – the highest in 40 years, according to economists. What really is inflation? How did we get to this point? What’s being done about it? And most importantly, what can you do to reduce the effect of inflation on your personal budget?
    June 22, 2023
    Mobile Wallets Provide a Contactless Way to Pay
    Tired of carrying around a wallet stuffed with cards? Don’t like waiting for a chip card to process? Worried about the germs on the payment terminal? Try using a mobile wallet!
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