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15 Incredible Grilling Hacks
May 3, 2018

Nothing says “summer coming” like the mouthwatering smell of a flaming barbecue blowing through the neighborhood. Whether you churn out the best burgers on the block from a modest charcoal grill or your Weber’s been squatting on your deck all winter, we’ve got you covered!

Here’s 15 genius grilling hacks that will take your  ‘cue to the next level. 

April 30, 2018

Your primary reason for attending college is to jumpstart your career, of course. But, did you know there are many other things you can do now to help secure your future?

Here are just 5 things you can do today that will improve your after-college life:

1. Be careful with your internet presence
You aren't thinking about terms like "personal brand" just yet, but you'll be applying for that first after-college job in just a few short...

Challenge: Can You Unplug?
April 20, 2018

We're so attached to our technology, it often seems like we've grown a third arm! Phones are incredibly addictive – and so are Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. When we're busy checking out the latest feed or post, we miss out on real-life moments that can never be recaptured.

Take the unplug challenge over the next few weeks by designating one hour a day to go completely device-free. It'll be difficult at first, but it may become your favorite hour of...

How Should I Use My Tax Refund
April 19, 2018

Q: I got a bigger than expected tax refund this year and I don't want to blow it all. How can I use it responsibly?

A: You're already making the better choice by thinking about what to do with your small fortune instead of splurging and then watching it all disappear within a few weeks.

When you receive an unexpected windfall, whether it's from a tax refund, work bonus or a cash gift, it's always a good idea to be proactive...

Q&A: Why Choose A Credit Union?
April 17, 2018

Q: I'm thinking of switching my checking account to a credit union. How is it different than using a big bank?

A: You're not alone. Many Americans are dissatisfied with their banks. And many of them, like you, are looking to make a switch. In fact, a Gallup poll found that as many as 74% of Americans had "some or very little confidence" in banks, while only 10% said they had a "great deal" of confidence.

As a credit union...

Saving Smarts
April 16, 2018

For the responsible adult who thinks about being prepared for the future, savings are a fixed expense that is built into the monthly budget just like car payments and insurance. For most people, though, this habit does not come naturally. It needs to be acquired and practiced. Teach your kids those saving smarts now when they're young to help make it a lifetime habit they've already mastered by the time they hit their 20s.

This month's goal: Give...

Most Booked Vacations
April 13, 2018

Thinking about taking a vacation? Alaska cruises jumped to the top spot from last year's fifth place to become the most booked domestic vacation for 2018, according to findings from travel agency Travel Leaders Group's authoritative 2018 Travel Trends Survey. 

Orlando was bumped down a notch to second place. Las Vegas, Maui and New York City rounded out the Top 5. 

Internationally, Caribbean cruises and Cancun, Mexico, respectively, maintained the top two...

Beware of Tax Scams!
April 12, 2018

They're at it again! Every year, tax season brings a fresh crop of scammers with yet another way to con you out of your money – and sanity. The IRS and the FTC are both warning the public about a series of tax-related scams to be wary of during this busy and stressful time.

You may be delighted to have finally filed your taxes and be done with all those forms, but unfortunately, the scams are just beginning.

Here at USCCU, the last thing we want is for you...

The 20% Down Myth
April 11, 2018

Are you desperate to own a home of your own? If that’s your dream, you are likely saving up, dollar by hard-earned dollar, until you have that magic number: 20% of your dream home’s total value. That’s what all the experts say, right? 

For the average American home, 20% amounts to a pretty big number. Throw in closing costs and you’ve got a small fortune to raise – and years to go until you reach your goal. It’s great that you’re...

Preparing For A Job Interview
April 10, 2018

Nothing beats the excitement and novelty of your very first real job. With your long-awaited degree in hand, the world is at your fingertips! You can do it all – and you will. But first, you need to land that perfect job. For that to happen, you'll need to get through an interview looking poised, polished and professional.

Whether,you're preparing for your first real job or you're just looking for part-time work to make some headway on your student loans, we've got...