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 >
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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 >
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How To Take Advantage Of Checking Accounts With Rewards

August 2, 2019 BY AFFCU in
Financial institutions offering rewards is not new. Once upon a time, parents were rewarded for opening a bank account with a toaster or tote bag. This was a common tactic banks used to acquire new customers. Today’s generation is looking for more sophisticated financial incentives, though. To answer that call banks and credit unions have swapped toasters out for checking account rewards programs and other perks that allow you to [...]   Read More >
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How To Reset With The Right Checking Account For You

August 2, 2019 BY AFFCU in
When you open a checking account, you're not required to keep it forever. Life happens. You grow. Your needs change. Sometimes, what once was best for you no longer is.   Whether you've recently moved, gotten a new job or you're just ready for a change, it's essential that you consider how to reset with the right checking account for you.   Reset Your Finances With A New Checking Account  Keep reading [...]   Read More >

Take These 3 Financial Steps Before Starting Your First Summer Job

June 24, 2019 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott The words “You’re hired!” are on mental autorepeat. You still can’t believe it. Next week you start your first summer job. Over the next several months, your life will change in ways you’d never imagined. Yes, it’s true. Your first job can open the financial doors many young adults have dreamt about since the beginning of high school. A steady paycheck can give you the freedom to [...]   Read More >
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6 Benefits Of A Credit Union Checking Account

June 14, 2019 BY AFFCU in
A checking account is an important financial tool, allowing you to manage your money and deal with expenses safely and conveniently. While banks are often a more familiar provider of checking account services, credit union checking accounts offer great–even superior–benefits. Here are the top 6 benefits of opening your new checking account at a credit union: 1. Lower fees If you're used to using a traditional bank for your banking [...]   Read More >
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Reasons To Have a Checking Account In Baltimore

June 9, 2019 BY AFFCU in
Living a cash-based lifestyle has some perks, but the reasons to have a checking account in Baltimore greatly outweigh any of the benefits. Society as a whole has become more debit card friendly and focused. If you don’t have a checking account, you are missing out on some of the related conveniences such as keeping your money protected, paying bills online, and having a way to easily track your spending. [...]   Read More >
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The Different Types Of Checking Accounts [Comparison]

June 9, 2019 BY AFFCU in
Looking to open a checking account? Before doing so, it's important to understand your options. Different types of checking accounts offer different advantages and benefits and deciding which one is best for you requires careful consideration before you apply. Overview Of Various Types Of Checking Accounts Here's a quick comparison of eight of the most common types of checking accounts. Standard Checking Accounts As the name implies, this is the [...]   Read More >