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New Year New Budget

New Year New Budget

Posted On: January 5, 2022 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE, Education, General

 

New Year Resolutions come in all shapes and sizes, maybe you want to get back on a healthier fitness or eating routine. Maybe your resolution is to be more organized, whether that’s at work or home, or maybe your resolution could even be to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby.

No matter what your resolution is, don’t forget about your finances and your financial health when setting goals for the New Year. The New Year is all about bettering yourself,...

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Tags: Budgeting, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, How to Budget, New Year, New Year New Budget, New Year's Resolutions

Top 5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

Top 5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

Posted On: December 27, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, Education, General

 

Over the course of the past year or two, you may have not been able to truly give your finances the attention they needed. We hunkered down and focused on our physical health, our work, or maybe the lack thereof which may have caused other stressors.

Your financial health can be linked with physical health and when you focus on your finances, you’d be surprised how other things seem to start looking up too. If your finances aren’t in the best spot, your physical...

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Tags: Budgeting, Credit Score, Credit Union, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Finances, Financial Resolutions, New Year, New Year's Resolutions

Watching out for Seasonal Scams

Watching out for Seasonal Scams

Posted On: November 10, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Education, Fraud Tips, General

 

As the holidays approach, scammers and fraudsters kick their efforts into overdrive. They like to prey on the giving spirit of the season and if you’re not careful, you could take a bigger financial hit than what you plan on spending on your holiday shopping list. Familiarize yourself with a few of the top holiday scams that pop up every year around this time and how to avoid them:

 

Gift Card Scams

The Gift Card Scam is one of the most...

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Tags: CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Fraud Protection, Fraud Tips, Holiday Scams, Scams, Seasonal Scams, Watching out for Seasonal Scams

Make Your Holiday Budget Go Further

Make Your Holiday Budget Go Further

Posted On: November 3, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education, General, Personal Loan

So, you blinked…and all of a sudden, it’s the holiday season once again! It seems to get here faster each year, and every year it feels like budgets get tighter. Your fingers ache from pinching so many pennies, there are more people that appear on shopping lists and the budget crunch adds more strain to the season. But, it’s not all bad; allow us to offer up some tips to relieve a little bit of that stress and to make your budget go further!

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Tags: Budget, Budgeting, Christmas Club, Credit Union, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Holiday Loan, Holidays, Make Your Holiday Budget Go Further

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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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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