Christmas in July

July 23, 2014 by  
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Thanks to the World Wide Web, knowing when big ticket items are on sale is just a click away but did you know that there are times of the year that are even better than others to buy? According to sites like lifehacker.com and Freeshipping.org using the cliché “A time and a place for everything” […]

Is it supposed to be easy?

July 21, 2014 by  
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There are a million quotes out there that have to do with life not being easy. You know these life lessons … “Nothing worth having comes easy.” “You have to work for it.” “If it were easy, everyone would be doing it,” etc. While all that may be true, one worthwhile thing that truly is […]

Happy 4th of July

June 20, 2014 by  
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Fourth of July – Celebrating our Nation’s Independence Takes Cash! In just a few weeks most working American’s will be in for the coveted three day weekend! A long weekend with friends and family is a great summer break but can be expensive. Fourth of July can still be fun without blowing your budget. Here […]

Benefits of a Staycation

May 27, 2014 by  
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Benefits of a Staycation As you read this, many of you are thinking “I really need a break!” Maybe you didn’t save like you meant to or a big expense came up that is going to prevent you from taking a vacation this year but it doesn’t mean there will be no fun this summer. […]

First Castle FCU is 80 Years Strong!

April 29, 2014 by  
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Credit Unions Brief History The history of credit unions began in Germany in 1852. The first credit union in the United States is called St. Mary’s Bank and is located in Manchester NH. It began in 1908 and is still going strong today. During the 1920’s, the U.S. credit union movement became increasingly popular. Families […]

Identity Theft and Fraud – How to Keep it Real

April 16, 2014 by  
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The only person I ever knew that was excited to have his identity stolen was a man that works for Legal Shield. The day he discovered it, he looked like a kid on Christmas. I saw him across the room with his eyes sparkling and a huge smile on his face.  “I was hit” he […]

How to be Young, Smart and Use a Credit Card

March 24, 2014 by  
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Welcome to being a grown up! Here are some tips to become the responsible adult your parents think you are: 1. Start off slow and small. Credit cards are here to help you build credit and even I am surprised at what I can buy in a day. Put small, recurring charges on your card […]

It almost tax time – be prepared!

January 10, 2014 by  
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Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to start thinking about the dreaded tax season! Here are some ideas for preparing to file your 2013 taxes and to help you prepare for the 2014 tax year. Hold on tight because I’m going to fly through these quick tips about as fast as Christmas […]

Target Compromise

December 20, 2013 by  
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First Castle Federal Credit Union is aware of the data breach suffered by Target and impacting their consumers. We have been contacted by Master Card (Debit Cards) and are in the process of clarifying what members are impacted by this. We are currently waiting on information from VISA to identify any FCFCU Credit Card accounts […]

Don’t Let Black Friday Mess up your Holidays!

November 27, 2013 by  
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Yes, we all know those Black Friday deals can be hard to resist, and sometimes they can be really good deals. However, you need to set a budget a stick to it! Overspending is never a good thing even when the deals you are looking at seem to be too good to be true. The […]

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