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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 >

Financial “I Dos” for Newlyweds

August 26, 2019 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott When you announced “I do,” did you realize you also said yes to your partner’s financial habits? For better or for worse, their money smarts are now part of your current fiscal reality. The wonderful news is that regardless of you or your spouse’s history with money, the two of you can create a beautiful financial future together. Becoming one means both of you now share financial [...]   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 >

5 Money Management Tips for Recent Grads

June 21, 2019 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott As a recent graduate, you’re at a crossroads, both personally and financially. Decisions made today can affect the rest of your life. Questions such as: Do I really want or need to go to college or graduate school? Is it better for me to take a gap year instead of moving across the country right now for college? I just landed my first full-time job, so why [...]   Read More >

Savings Accounts: 6 That Bring You Closer to Your Financial Goals

May 27, 2019 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott Consistency is the key to results. This is true whether you’re referring to fitness or finances. To achieve your financial goals, you’ll need to commit to saving money regularly. Whether you’re looking to save for a down payment on your first home, a Mediterranean cruise, or a destination wedding, you want to obtain the best return on your savings deposits. Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union (AFFCU) offers [...]   Read More >

Summer Fun Without Breaking the Bank

By Tracy Scott The year started strong. You not only paid off your car loan, you even set aside money for a cross-country summer vacation with the family. But unexpected expenses depleted your summer savings account and put a stop to your dreams of a family road trip. Don’t despair. Summer fun is still possible with limited cash. Being low on funds doesn’t mean you have to nix your summer [...]   Read More >

4 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

March 28, 2019 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott Your tax refund check might be less than expected this year. As of early February 2019, the average federal tax refund is down 8.7% when compared to the prior tax year. Receiving less than expected might derail your plans for a vacation cruise, new television, or making another major purchase – at least for now. While these plans might need to take a backseat, that doesn’t mean [...]   Read More >

Paying Off Your Holiday Debt.

February 11, 2019 BY AFFCU in
By: April Lewis-Parks (In partnership with KOFE/Consolidate Credit) Have you Paid Off Your Holiday Debt Yet? Retail sales hit a 6-year high in 2018, meaning consumers have a lot of debt to pay off now in 2019. Take the right steps to pay off holiday debt quickly. You don’t want to let holiday debt linger for a few reasons: Interest charges can double the cost of purchases. If you earned [...]   Read More >

MY AFFCU REWARDS Pays Out Nearly $70,000 In Its Inaugural Year

Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union issued the first payout of its MY AFFCU REWARDS program, which was introduced in 2018. The rewards program returned nearly $70,000 to qualifying members as a cash back bonus. MY AFFCU REWARDS is the Credit Union’s way of rewarding members for their active and engaged relationship with the Credit Union. Members regular use of AFFCU services is what makes the Credit Union successful. This is [...]   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 >