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Save Money During the Holidays

When shopping during the holidays seems more like ho ho, oh no and less like rockin’ around the Christmas tree, it’s hard to stay cheery and bright during the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.

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Borrowing Money Wisely

The best way to avoid getting into trouble with debt is borrowing money wisely from the get-go.

It is important to understand the formula to borrowing money. Did you know there is a formula to comfortable debt? It's important to understand that formula before you borrow money.

Financial institutions will often approve borrowing at 42% total debt servicing. Total debt servicing is calculated as a percentage of your pre-tax income versus your monthly debt obligations.

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Facts about Phishing

What is phishing?  

The true definition of phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails claiming to be from reputable companies (such as credit unions) in order to persuade individuals to reveal personal information, such as online banking passwords and credit card numbers.

Although phishing can be a frightening topic, if you’re well-informed, it’s something you don’t have to worry about. So, without any further delay, here are our facts (and tips) regarding phishing:

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Getting Your Teen Started with Budgeting

It’s never too soon to build financial literacy skills.

Teaching teens how to budget effectively can help them build positive financial habits and skills that last a lifetime. Teens can earn money in many ways; whether doing chores around the house or getting a part-time job. Some of today's teens are even earning income from online businesses! Once the money starts rolling in, learning how to budget is crucial.

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Cybersecurity: Here’s what you need to know

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the protection against internet-connected cyber threats. These cyber attackers can interfere with systems like software, hardware, and data Both individuals and companies should practice cybersecurity to ensure protection from external and unauthorized parties retrieving insider data.

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4 Things You Need To Know About Student Lines Of Credit

4 Things you need to know about
Student Lines of Credit

Being a student is tough, but there are a few things that you can do to make your life a little bit easier. With Access Credit Union’s student line of credit, you’ll be able to easily pay for things like tuition, books, and residence, leaving you to worry about the important stuff…like homework!

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7 Things to Consider When Investing With Access Credit Union

Grow your savings potential by considering these important factors.

You’ve seen the commercials, you’ve clicked on the Facebook ads, you’ve done a Google search here and there. You’ve even talked to your second cousin, Jim, who claims to be an ‘expert’, and yet, still, you don’t know how to start investing. And that’s okay.  

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