Category Archives: FCU Blog

College Freshmen Hacks to Save Money

School is back in session and while many parents are praising the heavens, some parents are watching their checking dwindle with fees, supplies and various other expenses. College students are especially hit hard. Here are some first year college hacks that might help ease the cost and cut down on…

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Summer Jobs: Help Your Teen Save

This summer my 17 year old son has officially started his working career! I have to admit that at first I was against it. I thought he would miss out on being a carefree teenager. Then he got a truck and my view changed pretty quickly! Now I am thrilled…

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Stop Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

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 the internet, where all things…

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Staying Safe from Cyber Attacks

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 community, you might find…

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Love for a Credit Union

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 are only 3 months of…

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Holiday Spending Hangover

Christmas is over and beyond the warm memories you might only be feeling the holiday season spending hangover. Credit card bills are most likely rolling in and as you vow to never spend so much on Christmas again, here are some ways to pay off that debt. Stop spending frivolously….

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