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  I think most people have had the experience of going shopping somewhere and when checking out have been invariably asked if you want to sign up for their store credit card. Do it now they say, and get 20% off of this or 40% of...

I recently came across a new mom that had just returned to work from maternity leave. The “Mom Guilt” was in full swing. As a mother of three boys, I could see it a mile away. However, she was doing something that I never considered....

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck I cannot think of anything that has been a bigger source of stress for me than living paycheck to paycheck. When I was young it seemed like a rite of passage. Everyone I knew was broke. According to...

Am I really safe? With headlines as recent as last October reading “Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked”, the recent discovery of security bugs like Heartbleed and Shellshock, massive card compromises at huge corporate box stores and the rising presence of hackers in the global...

There are lots of great resources and studies on the web about how financial institutions can capture the very elusive millennial market. One survey estimated that among the most hated brands were banks. So educating millennials about credit union difference, can feel like love at first sight....

February is such a strange month in Southeast Louisiana. Yesterday I had on shorts and today a coat. Mardi Gras most often swallows up the need to celebrate Valentine’s Day since we have been celebrating for a couple of weeks now. I also realized there...

By: Kirk Arnold So, what should we do? One of the questions I get asked the most by Members and people I meet is “what is the best way for me to establish credit for my teenage son or daughter?” It usually comes back to the...

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...

⚠️ Fraud Alert ⚠️ Fake Check Scam: If you have received a cashier’s check that appears to be drawn on First Castle Federal Credit Union, do not deposit the check. Do not send any money that may be indicated in the instructions with the check. The cashier’s check may be a counterfeit cashier’s check. Contact us at (985) 867-8867 to report receipt of the check and to verify its authenticity. Do not call any phone numbers that came with the check. Save any form of evidence associated with the check (i.e. package label, letters, text messages).
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