Brighten Your Holidays Despite a Tight Budget

October 29, 2019 BY AFFCU in
Sharing stories over a holiday meal is one of your family’s favorite pastimes. It doesn’t matter that every year, like clockwork, a televised football game steals the attention of several family members just as Aunt Edna begins one of her favorite childhood tales. These moments are special and never fail to create cherished, lighthearted holiday memories. It’s the expenses associated with the holiday that can put a damper on festivities. [...]   Read More >
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7 Of The Most Reliable Money Management Tips

October 22, 2019 BY AFFCU in
The concept of money management can seem overwhelming. You may wonder where to start, which financial goals to prioritize, and how to maintain momentum. Everyone’s financial situation is unique. Therefore your money management strategy will be unique to your needs as well. However, you can implement these 7 top tips, and customize them if necessary, as you address your financial challenges and manage your money effectively. 1. Identify Specific Financial [...]   Read More >

6 Checking Account Benefits That Improve Your Finances

October 8, 2019 BY AFFCU in
Why did you choose your checking account? Maybe it was due to the convenience of the branch locations. It could have been recommended to you, or perhaps the bonus you received when you signed up was enough to win you over. Those reasons are all great, but are you taking advantage of the checking account benefits that truly help you improve your finances? You should look at your checking account [...]   Read More >

Important Tips For Securing Your Personal Information

September 27, 2019 BY AFFCU in
Fraud is nothing new. However, in today’s world it is a lot more prevalent and in some ways easier to accomplish. At the feverish pace at which digital technology grows, we often associate fraud with online activity. And while that is a major source of fraud activity, there is a necessity to protect ourselves both online and offline. The following are a few tips to follow to protect your personal [...]   Read More >

How To Keep Your Devices Secure

September 27, 2019 BY AFFCU in
We live most of our day on computers, tablets, and mobile devices. As our digital connections continue to grow, so does the threat of fraud and information stealing. That’s why it is extremely important to make sure you efficiently secure your devices. Follow these tips to keep your devices secure and information safe. Use Security Software Install anti-virus software, anti-spyware software, and a firewall. Set your preference to update these [...]   Read More >

Improve Your Finances After a Season of Overspending

September 23, 2019 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott Once-in-a-lifetime experiences can create lasting memories with close friends and family members. This past summer was filled with laughter and nonstop good times with those you cherish. But, it also meant spending money eating out, paying for admission tickets, and buying a souvenir or two. While not every memorable experience has an associated price tag, a quick look at your bank account confirms that vacation season left [...]   Read More >

8 Simple Ways to Protect Your Identity

September 19, 2019 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott Would you know a financial or identity theft scam if you saw one? Most people think they would, but the statistics tell a different story. The list of scams perpetrated by criminals is long, and the cost to consumers is high. Over $47 million was lost by Maryland victims to internet scams in 2018 alone. Fraudsters use online and off-line tactics to gain unauthorized access to your [...]   Read More >

Free Community Shred Event

September 18, 2019 BY AFFCU in
Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union will be hosting its annual fall shred event on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This event is free for all AFFCU members, and community members, as a courtesy to assist in your identity protection through the secure destruction of confidential information. We will provide secure, on-site commercial document shredding for the speedy destruction of personal documents. Event Details Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 [...]   Read More >
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How To Keep Your Money Safe & Make It Work For You

September 17, 2019 BY AFFCU in
You can't trust everyone to put your financial interests and needs first. Unfortunately, there are many illegal scammers, dishonest companies, and people who will rob, cheat, and steal to get what they want from you. Therefore, you have to put the protection of your funds at the top of your priority list. While it’s great to think about how to keep your money safe, you should also think about how [...]   Read More >

Fall Financial Check-Up, Free Financial Help

September 13, 2019 BY AFFCU in
By: Kira Bushman Fall is the right time to review your finances and budget before the winter holidays. September 23rd is the last day of summer. Along with the changing weather, your finances also go through seasonal changes. Before we head into the most expensive shopping season of the year with the winter holidays, fall is the right time to review your finances. It gives you ample time to prepare [...]   Read More >