credit unions

  • Banking
    Credit Unions are Better

    101 Reasons Why You Must Join a Credit Union

    I’m a member of a few credit unions and support the financial cooperative movement. As a disclosure, many credit unions have supported my mission by sponsoring the Road to Financial Wellness events. I’ve compiled a list of 101 reasons to be a credit union member. You can learn how to join a credit union here. I want to spotlight two…

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  • BankingKnow Credit Union

    15 Things You Should Know About Credit Unions

    A study of 10,000 millennials showed that banks were the four most hated brands. This is probably why many of us have turned to alternative nonbanks and startups. However, credit unions are the original banking alternative that shares many of your values. I’m sure you’ve heard about credit unions but still don’t understand what makes them unique. Credit unions are integral…

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  • BankingGiving Credit to Credit Unions

    Giving Credit to Credit Unions: A Millennial’s Perspective

    I became a member of my local credit union back in 2008. I joined primarily so I would have a physical place to deposit cash and checks. Mobile deposit doesn’t work too well for depositing cash. I also understood opportunity cost too well to leave much cash depreciating in my sock drawer. Beyond the need for a physical institution, I…

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  • Banking
    Join a Credit Union

    How to Join a Credit Union and Become a Member-Owner

    I believe everyone should join a credit union. Why? Credit unions are excellent. And I think everyone should have a credit union as part of their financial portfolio. I am a fan of any financial institution with a mission greater than profit. Credit unions fit the mission-focused criteria. Over 130 million United States credit union members belong to nearly 5,000…

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