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    Be a Wise Consumer · Manage Your Finances

    Five Tips for Paying for a Wedding

    Weddings can be an expensive undertaking. Establishing a budget, setting aside adequate funds and making smart choices can help you create a wedding day that is memorable and affordable.

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    Mobile Deposits in Less than a Minute

    If you haven’t yet tried UFCU’s mobile check deposits, what are you waiting for? It’s safe, secure, and simple — and you can skip the drive-thru lines!

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    The Power of Credit Unions in Austin

    One credit union principle is to be socially responsible to the communities they serve. Seven local credit unions, led by UFCU, put that principle into practice to make an Austinite’s dreams of homeownership come true while strengthening the financial health of our community.

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    Be a Wise Consumer · Manage Your Finances

    Planning a Trip? Take Your Credit Union with You

    Get our checklist of important tasks before you hit the road, and make it the best vacation ever.

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    Six Reasons to Go Paperless

    If you’re looking to reduce clutter, bank more securely, and save time and money, it’s time to make the switch to paperless options.

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    UFCU — A Social Purpose Credit Union

    If you are seeking a financial institution with social purpose, it may be time to join the UFCU movement. Give us a call, or stop by your local financial center anytime to chat with a Personal Financial Representative and learn more.

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    Six Steps for Speedy Drive-Thru Service

    Drive-thrus are one of many ways UFCU provides Members to take care of their banking business. Preparing ahead for your drive-thru visit can help minimize wait time, and get you on your way sooner.

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    Five Tips for Safe, Smart Holiday Shopping in 2020

    Safety and savings — that’s the theme for this year’s holiday shopping season. You don’t have to wait for Black Friday this year. Start early, and find the deals and shopping options that are best for you.

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    Lifetime Membership Is Standard

    Did you know that once you become UFCU Member, you’re a Member for life? Learn more about how UFCU is ready to be your financial partner, regardless of where life takes you.

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    Be a Wise Consumer · Manage Your Finances

    What COVID-19 Means for Your College Financial Aid

    COVID-19 is changing much in our lives, including planning for college expenses. Here are some ways to prepare.

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    Lessons in Back-to-School Shopping

    Reading, writing, and arithmetic come at a price, literally, as families enter that late-summer rite of passage known as back-to school shopping. The good news is you can turn that back-to-school shopping into a teachable moment in wise consumerism with a few tips and techniques.

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    Shared Branches: Another Credit Union Benefit

    Picture this scenario. You are traveling out of state when the car breaks down in an unfamiliar town. Worse yet, the credit card processor at the mechanic shop is on the blink and you are short on cash. If you are a UFCU Member, the shared branch network may be your lifeline to the cash you need.

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    9 Ways in 9 Months: Planning Ahead for Baby

    If baby is on the way, use the pregnancy months to prepare. Give us a call, or stop by your local financial center anytime to chat with a personal financial representative and learn more.

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    Three Credit Union Benefits and the Principles Behind Them

    Ever wonder why credit unions are able to offer great rates and lower fees, personalized service, and emphasize people over profits? Here’s a list of three great credit union benefits and the guiding principles that make them possible.

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    The Benefits of Online Banking

    Are you still holding on to that checkbook? Times are changing. There are more benefits to online banking that you might realize. Here’s our top 10 list of reasons to go digital when it comes to banking.

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    Social Security 101: The Basics

    Social security: It’s that thing we hear about — and pay into — our entire working careers. But what do you really know about social security? Here’s the 4-1-1 on this longstanding government program.

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    Four Ways Technology Can Improve Your Finances

    Are you benefiting from technology beyond news and entertainment? Learn how you can use technology to improve your finances.

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    Be a Wise Consumer · Buy & Own a Car

    What to Know About Extended Warranties

    Who foots the bill for car repairs once your original vehicle warranty expires? Without an extended warranty, you will.

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    Be a Wise Consumer · Manage Your Finances

    Transfer Limits — It’s a Government Thing

    Too many savings account withdrawals can trigger federal government penalty rules. Find out what applies and how to avoid unnecessary penalties.

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    Join the Credit Union Movement

    If you haven’t experienced the credit union advantage, it may be time to join the movement. Give us a call, or stop by your local financial center anytime to chat with a personal financial representative and learn more.

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