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    March 25, 2024
    How to Maximize Deposit Insurance
    Here's how to get the most NCUA deposit insurance coverage.
    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?”
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 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.
    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.
    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 01, 2023
    Your Guide to Auto Loans
    Buying a car requires a lot of time and research. On top of deciding on the model and features you want, finding the right financing options can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you navigate the process of financing your next set of wheels.
    March 31, 2023
    Why Should I Refer My Friends and Family to Advancial
    Credit unions are an essential part of our community. Our members are also your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. They care enough about where they live to invest their money locally.
    January 10, 2023
    What's the Difference Between a Credit Union and a Bank?
    When it comes to managing our money, the most common options are either credit unions or banks. Banks and credit unions both offer the same products and services, and both are federally insured by their respective government agencies, but what’s the difference between the two, and which is the best fit for your financial needs?
    January 30, 2023
    Ways to Build Credit
    Perhaps you had good credit in the past, but now you’re experiencing a much lower credit score due to life choices or circumstances. Or, you may be building your credit for the first time. Whatever the situation, you can rely on Advancial to provide you with products that can help re-establish your payment history.
    July 12, 2023
    Understanding Credit Cards
    Credit cards can be powerful financial tools when used responsibly. Let’s explore the basics of credit cards, including how interest is charged, the concept of balance transfers, earning reward points, secured credit cards and how credit cards can help improve your credit score.
    May 08, 2023
    The 20% Down Myth
    If your dream is to own a home of your own, you are likely saving up, dollar by hard-earned dollar, until you have that magic number: 20% of your dream home’s total value. That’s what all the experts say, right?
    April 14, 2023
    Savings Tips for Every Life Stage
    Whether you’re just starting out in your career or nearing retirement, maximizing your savings may help you reach your goals and overcome any financial bumps in the road.
    October 10, 2023
    Safeguard Your Finances When Shopping Online
    What’s not to love about shopping online? After browsing and a couple of clicks, merchandise is delivered to your door. Along with ease and convenience, online shopping can offer plenty of opportunities for thieves and scammers to steal your financial information.
    April 26, 2023
    Raising a Financially Savvy Child
    In today's fast-paced and complex world, it is crucial for parents to equip their children with financial skills that help them navigate the challenges of managing money. By instilling good financial habits early on, parents can lay the foundation for a financially savvy future.
    July 09, 2023
    Protecting Your Online Presence
    In today's interconnected world, where digital transactions and online banking have become the norm, it is crucial to prioritize the security of your financial information. With cyber threats lurking at every corner of the internet, protecting your personal and financial data has become more important than ever.
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