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Back to School 2017 Giveaway
August 21, 2017

US Community Credit Union Back To School 2017 Giveaway

As you're getting back to school ready, we are giving away a $100 Gift Card to Target, plus a USCCU tumbler. All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win is 1.) Follow US on Instagram @uscommunitycu 2.) Comment on the Back to School Giveaway post with what you'll miss most about summer now that school has started back. Contest ends at 12:00 PM CST, 8-23-2017. Must be 18 or older to win. Good luck, and...

2017 Eclipse Certificate Special
August 18, 2017

FOR ONE DAY ONLY, August 21, 2017, we are offering our Eclipse Day Certificate Special! We are going to eclipse our current rate and give you a deal so good it's out of this world.

  • 1.50% APY*
  • 24 Month Certificate Term
  • $10,000 minimum
  • New Money Only

Remember, this certificate is only availble this coming Monday, so get...

Branches Closed For Eclipse
August 14, 2017

Due to the rareness of the occasion, all branches of US Community Credit Union will be closed from 1:00-2:00 PM on Monday August 21 to view the eclipse. We are excited to allow our employees the opportunity to witness this once in a lifetime event. We hope all USCCU members get a chance to view the eclipse as well. Remember to wear your eclipse glasses!

Back-To-School Budget: The Struggle is Real
August 9, 2017

So you shopped at home instead of hitting the malls. You held back on impulse buys and tried to stick to the bare minimum. You didn't splurge on college textbooks because you realized you could grab the same books for deep discounts at used bookstores and from friends. But part of the fun of starting each school year is buying new stuff. When you're out and about and ready for some shopping, use these tips to avoid stressing your wallet ... too much!

Frugal...

Take The No-Spend Challenge
August 8, 2017

Does your money burn a hole in your pocket? Find yourself spending more than you'd anticipated ... again? If this sounds like you, take the no-spend challenge! Designate one day a week where you won't spend a penny. No picking up a latte on the way to work. No buying lunch or eating out for dinner. No quick stop at the grocery or random online purchases for things you don't need. Nothing! It's not as hard as you think; just put your mind to it. Brown-bagging your lunch is...

*ATTENTION: e-Statement System Issue*
August 3, 2017

Edit: As of 2:57 access to e-Statements through Online Banking has been restored.

We are currently aware of an issue in our e-Statement system. We have contacted our e-Statement provider and they are working to resolve the issue. If you are not able to view your e-Statement through online banking, and need your statement copy immediately, please contact us at 615-256-8712, and we will be happy to provide your statement through a secure email. Your...

Save Hundreds By Meal Planning
August 2, 2017

Meal planning is a simple and effective way to save a lot of money each month, not to mention cut down on pricey (and unhealthy) dining out. Serving home-cooked meals to your family not only reduces your grocery budget, it's a healthy alternative to fast food. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started:

1. Decide how you want to do your meal planning. Some people like to do bi-weekly, some weekly and a few will plan out monthly meal schedules. If you're just...

Beware of Phishing Scams
July 28, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned of a recent upsurge in phishing scams involving credit union brands.

In all phishing scams, the scammer poses as a legitimate business or service provider where the victim may have familiarity. In this case, they claim to represent your credit union.

The fraudsters use social engineering, capitalizing on social norms to inspire trust and manipulate unsuspecting people.

The scammers usually communicate via...

Q&A: How to Save on Back-To-School
July 24, 2017

Q: Back-to-school shopping kills my budget each year. Is there any way to start the school year off right...without spending a small fortune?

A: Rows of freshly sharpened pencils, an unopened box of crayons and a pair of shiny, new shoes will provide a thrill for any child.

As the parent, though, you're the one footing the bill. If the thought of all that back-to-school spending makes your head pound, you're not alone. The...

Buying a Home in Today's Economy
July 5, 2017

The only thing certain about today's economy is that it is uncertain. While things look relatively stable now, no one can guarantee what the next few years will bring. Fortunately, you don't have to give up on the home of your dreams because of a fluctuating economy. Here are four steps you can take to make sure your money – and your house – are safe regardless of the state of the economy.

1. Maximize your down payment

The magic number for...