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Upgrading your Wheels before Winter

Upgrading your Wheels before Winter

Posted On: September 15, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education, General

 

Believe it or not, Winter weather isn’t far off. While the changing of seasons is routine, many don’t consider routine car repairs, maintenance, or complete vehicle upgrades until the snow is already settled. Now is a great time to do a once-over on your current vehicle to see what maintenance it may need to get you through another Winter. Or, if push comes to shove, to realize you may need to trade in the old clunker...

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Tags: Car Repairs, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Winter

Understanding the 2021 Child Tax Credit

Understanding the 2021 Child Tax Credit

Posted On: September 10, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education, General

 

Taxes and deductions can be complicated, especially when tax credit eligibility constantly changes. For families with children, understanding what child tax credit assistance is available and how it will be distributed provides helpful insight on how best to optimize personal finances.

Recent changes to the Child Tax Credit expand its reach to help more families for the 2021 tax year. Advance payments, based on 2020 returns, began rolling out in July 2021 and will continue...

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Tags: Child Tax Credit, Credit Unions, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, Education, Finances, Money, Taxes

Preparing Your Home for Winter

Preparing Your Home for Winter

Posted On: September 1, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Debit & Credit Cards, Education, Mortgages, Personal Loan

 

It might seem a little early to be talking about Winter, but when it comes to preparing your home for the cold season, it’s best to consider those updates now. Being able to prep and update your home while it’s still nice out will make the job a lot easier, not to mention it won’t send chills up your spine. Plus, you’ll have a little more time to prepare financially for any of those updates before the cold weather hits.

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Tags: Credit Card, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, HELOC, Home Equity, Home Repairs, Visa Credit Card, Winter

How a Credit Card Works

How a Credit Card Works

Posted On: August 18, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Credit Cards, Debit & Credit Cards, Education, General

 

Credit cards are often used for a number of reasons, from the convenience of not carrying around cash, earning rewards with every transaction, or simply so you can make many or large purchases without worrying about it coming out of your account right away.

Although a credit card may be used similarly to a debit card, it works very different.

 

How credit cards work:

When you get a credit card it is set with a credit limit, or the amount...

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Tags: Credit Card, Credit Cards, Credit Score, Credit Unions, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Posted On: July 25, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, Education, General

 

It’s July, and while Santa may have his toes in the sand, you can bet he’s already planning for the busy season, as should you! We know, it’s crazy to think about Christmas already; I mean we really just started enjoying Summer – but we suggest thinking about it now, to help prevent any stress, crisis, or lack of funds when Summer fades and then, suddenly, it’s holiday time.

Continue reading to learn 5 things you can do to tidy up your...

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Tags: Christmas in July, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Holiday Loan, Holiday Loans, Saving

Common CSE FAQs

Common CSE FAQs

Posted On: July 21, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE, CSE News, Education, General

 

Get the most out of your CSE membership by knowing the answers to our top frequently asked questions, and a few important FYI’s all in one place. If you’re ever looking for other answers to your questions, check out our full FAQ list on our website. If you can’t find answers to your questions in this blog or throughout our FAQs we’re always happy to assist you with those questions, simply give us a call!

 

What is CSE’s Routing...

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Tags: COMMON QUESTIONS, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, FAQ, FAQs, FREQUENT QUESTIONS

Why does credit score matter?

Why does credit score matter?

Posted On: July 14, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Credit Cards, CSE, Education, General, Lending

 

Credit score isn’t one of those topics you bring up during dinner, but maybe it should be. Many people don’t realize how important credit actually is and the impact your credit score makes in the grand scheme of your finances. Think of your credit score like a report card, your financial report card - one that will follow you through your entire life. You are the one in control of your credit, so make sure you are doing the best things possible to improve your score...

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Tags: Credit, Credit Score, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE Loans, CSE News

Mid-Year Financial Check Up

Mid-Year Financial Check Up

Posted On: June 21, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, Education

 

You spend your time on social media, watching Netflix, scrolling TikTok, and a number of other relaxing, yet frivolous things. Those are all great, however, we want to remind you that you need to save some time to actively managing your finances. Generally, we are more likely to keep tabs on our physical and mental health but studies have shown your finances can make a huge impact on your stress levels which eventually impacts your health. Digging into those financial matters...

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Tags: Budget, Budgeting, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Finances, Financial Check Up, Financial Education, Financial Goals, Making Money Last

Keeping Vacations Practical for Your Budget

Keeping Vacations Practical for Your Budget

Posted On: June 1, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education, General, Lending, Personal Loan

 

As exhilarating as the idea is that you should ‘treat yourself’ on vacation, sometimes, it is probably not the right choice to make. If you don’t want to come home with sickening credit card bills, or a cash deficiency we encourage you to consider budgeting for your vacation.

Saving for a vacation doesn’t happen overnight. The best place to start is with a little account that we call a Vacation Club. This is a sub-account attached to your membership...

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Tags: Budget, Budgeting, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Finances, Money, Personal Loan, Saving, Vacation

Dive into CSE’s Online & Mobile Services

Dive into CSE’s Online & Mobile Services

Posted On: May 24, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE News, Education, General, Mobile Services, Online Services

 

Technology within the banking industry is ever-changing, so we thought we would take a deep dive into our online and mobile services. Don’t worry you won’t need a breathing apparatus for this deep dive – we just want to remind you of these great convenient services which are available at your fingertips!

To start – there is the obvious and most convenient of our services, Online Banking & Mobile Banking with eBranch and CSE’s mobile app....

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Tags: Alerts, Bill Pay, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, eBranch, Estatements, Mobile App, Mobile Banking

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