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Personal Loans 101 [Guide]

Personal loans are popular financing options that many turn to for different purposes. They are relatively easy to obtain, and the interest rates are usually lower than the rates for credit cards and other financing options. If you are wondering how to get a personal loan, there are two types to consider—traditional personal loans and...
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How to Prevent Financial Fraud

When you’ve worked hard for your money, you don’t want to lose it to a scam. People who experience financial fraud may feel helpless and defenseless. They might feel as if the whole world is out to get them.  The good news is, you can take a number of steps to greatly reduce the risk...
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Payday vs. Personal Loans: Which is Better?

Many people need to borrow money on occasion to take care of unexpected expenses. Maybe the automatic transmission on your car suddenly refused to change gears, for example, and you need to have it repaired. Or perhaps you received an unexpected medical bill that needs to be quickly paid. It’s good to have options when...
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Escheat Notices

In accordance with Pennsylvania law, once an account becomes dormant for over three years, we must send any funds in those accounts to the Pennsylvania State Treasury as Unclaimed Property. We have recently started our annual Escheat process.  Initial letters were sent to members who have dormant accounts that are in jeopardy of being escheated...
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Resolve to Budget, Save, and Invest in the New Year!

Now is a great time to take stock of your personal finances. You can make positive changes to your spending and saving habits, whether it’s making a New Year’s resolution to get spending under control, figuring out how to save for a down payment on a house, or analyzing your investment portfolio. Many people, however,...
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T-Mobile Breach : What you should know

As reported, there has been a major security breach at T-Mobile this past week. Currently there is an on-going investigation into the data hack that has potentially affected more than 53 million T-Mobile customers.  Here’s what we know so far and what you can do to better inform yourself about the event. Earlier this week...
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Beware of Unemployment Fraud and Scams

Protect yourself : What you need to know about unemployment fraud and scams. During the Covid-19 pandemic millions of Americans have become jobless. As many look to unemployment benefits for relief, criminals have just as quickly seized the opportunity to scam unsuspecting individuals whether they’re unemployed or not. With overwhelmed state unemployment agencies and their...
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The 2021 Scholarship Winners are Here!

Every year, three qualified students are awarded $2,000 to help them further their education. Scholarship applicants must meet specific qualifications for consideration and must submit a 500-word essay on a specific topic chosen by the Freedom Credit Union Scholarship Committee. As we thank and support all our applicants, this year’s local area student recipients have...
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