Posts Categorized: Financial Education Tips

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Five tips for keeping your computer safe  

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In the news, you’ve certainly heard about recent phishing scams and malware attacks by savvy criminals who invade computer systems in order to steal personal data. It’s important to stay informed about computer security and take steps to protect yourself. Here are five tips to help you keep your computer safe. Install trusted antivirus software…

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DocuSign phishing attempt reported

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Columbia Credit Union has been alerted of a phishing event that may have impacted members who recently signed documents through DocuSign’s digital transaction management system. During this phishing attempt emails may have been sent to members that “spoofed” the DocuSign brand in an attempt to trick recipients into opening an attached Word document that, when…

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6 Great Ways to Save for College

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The cost of attending a college or university is on the rise. If saving for your child’s education is part of your financial plan, you may want to consider the following six savings vehicles. Why? They all offer special tax advantages if the funds are used to pay for college. 529 plans: college savings plans:…

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Invest in your future: 2016 IRA contribution deadline is April 18

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Take advantage of the opportunity to save for retirement! How? Make a 2016 IRA contribution now to reduce your 2016 taxable income. Looking for a great way to plan for your retirement or your child’s college education? Open or add to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Columbia Credit Union offers several federally insured IRA options…

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Financial Planning: Helping You See the Big Picture

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Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That’s where financial planning comes in. Financial planning is a process that can help you target your goals by…

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Loan and credit card payment methods

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Making your Columbia Credit Union loan or credit card payments has never been easier with several convenient options. You can also view your fixed-rate loan and mortgage information online anytime through Columbia Credit Union’s free personal online banking. Transfer funds from an account at another credit union or bank:Set up automatic electronic payments from an…

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Resolve to improve your financial health in 2017

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If you’ve overextended your budget during the holiday season, turn things around by making a New Year’s resolution to improve your financial health. Here are three simple ways to get started: 1.     Save for Retirement If your employer offers a 401(k) retirement savings plan, sign up today! Some employers even offer a matching program. That’s…

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What is my account number?

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If you are setting up an ACH electronic funds transfer or getting ready to prepare your taxes, you’ll need your full and accurate Columbia Credit Union account number. But, what if you don’t know it? No worries. Here are some options for locating your account numbers: Look it up with Online Banking. For Personal Online…

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3 reasons December is the best month to buy or refi a car

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1. Our lowest auto loan rates of the year! Through Dec. 31, 2016, Columbia Credit Union is offering special vehicle loan rates as low as 1.99% APR* (terms up to 60 months) on ALL types of titled vehicles. Cars, trucks, boats, RVs and more! 2. Year-end dealer incentives: December is the month for year-end car…

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Don’t Be Victim of a Scam This Holiday Season

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Article courtesy of The NCUA Report The holidays are just around the corner. While it is a time of celebration, consumers can fall victim to a number of scams and frauds. Here are some tips you can use to avoid being a victim of a holiday scam. Stay Protected Online As consumers increasingly shop online…