Why Good Credit Matters

December 17, 2018 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott Good credit matters. At least that’s what you’ve always heard. Whether you’re new to credit or think you already have a decent credit score, it’s important to understand why good credit matters. But, what do people mean when they say “good credit”? When applied to an algorithmic formula, your prior use of credit (aka credit history report) is used to generate a credit score which is a [...]   Read More >
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Online Shopping Safety Tips: Nix Cybercriminal’s Naughty Plans This Holiday Season

November 20, 2018 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott It’s hard to believe the holiday season is once again upon us. The good news is that this year you’re prepared. Your list is complete. You’ve checked it twice. Now, you're ready to complete your online holiday shopping for everyone who's been nice. Unfortunately, this is not only one of the busiest times of the year for retailers, but it's also one of the most lucrative for [...]   Read More >

10 Painless Holiday Spending Tips That Work

September 12, 2018 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott Fall Into Reality With These End of Year Budgeting Tips And Strategies  The long, hot days of summer are coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. Along with it are the realities of the financial costs of summer vacations, amusement parks, kid’s activities and hosting BBQs for family and friends that created priceless memories. Lazy summer days meant relaxing your wallet and having [...]   Read More >
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5 Reasons To Open A Money Market Account

August 31, 2018 BY AFFCU in
Are you looking for a place to park your savings dollars? Do you need an account that blends accessibility with a more than standard rate of return? Savings accounts are an ideal home for funds you want to put away for emergency or special purposes. Checking accounts are the way to go for money you will spend for your living expenses. But, what if there were a way to take [...]   Read More >

Improve Your Financial Well Being with Our New Partnership!

July 11, 2018 BY AFFCU in
Today, we're excited and proud to announce that Atlantic Financial FCU has partnered with KOFE to help you stay financially fit! KOFE provides you and your family with resources and tools to improve your financial wellness. There are great resources and information for all no matter what your current financial situation or knowledge level may be. This is all accessible through our Financial Wellness portal, where you'll find educational information on a [...]   Read More >

How to Fund An Emergency

April 27, 2018 BY AFFCU in
How to Handle a Financial Crisis Without an Emergency Fund You’ve been hit with a financial emergency and don't know how to pay for it. This is an unfortunate problem faced by many of us. If you have an emergency fund, that’s your answer. If not, you may be wondering what what to do next. Luckily there are several options to consider for funding a financial emergency. Funding a Financial [...]   Read More >

Building a Savings Account on a Budget

March 16, 2018 BY AFFCU in
Building a Savings Account on a Budget One of the most important steps to financial freedom is establishing and building a savings account. How to Grow Savings on a Budget It’s always advantageous to have a savings account to pull money from instead of turning to a credit card when there is an emergency. But, how do you grow a savings account when you are already on a limited budget? [...]   Read More >
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Discussing Finances In A Relationship

March 2, 2018 BY AFFCU in
What happens when you and your partner have different approaches toward money? It's a common scenario. One partner seemingly knows where every earned dollar goes, while the other is a carefree spirit who thrives on spontaneous decisions and purchases. One partner loves fine dining and thinks nothing of blowing $200 on haute cuisine, while the other is happy with pizza and would rather spend that money on another pair of [...]   Read More >

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