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Save yourself time and money — start saving, shopping and planning for the holidays now

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Aug 19, 2016 9:50:29 AM


The holiday season is approaching. In fact, Christmas is only about 4 and a half months away.

Are you ready for long lines and scrounging stores to find that ‘one’ thing on your list? While we can’t prepare you for the hassles that come along with holiday shopping, we can help you save time and money with these helpful holiday shopping and savings tips.

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Topics: Holiday spending, Save Money, Savings, money tips

Top money tips for college freshmen

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Aug 5, 2016 12:59:29 PM

In just a few weeks, college freshmen will leave their hometowns and settle into their university dorms. Before they do, make sure they have all of the fundamentals necessary to excel on their own—financially. After the textbooks and mini-fridge are secured, make sure your college freshman is prepared to make the best financial decisions by equipping them with the right tools and advice. Check out these top money tips for college freshmen.

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Topics: Student expenses, College budget, Finances, money tips

8 tips for smart back-to-school shopping

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jul 28, 2016 10:57:03 AM

While the dust has barely settled on Independence Day festivities, the store shelves are already packed with back-to-school supplies and clothes. The sales are underway online and in-store. So, while you may be thinking sunscreen and summer fun, now is the time to think about saving money on the upcoming school year!

 

Whether you shop online or in the stores, a little planning can help you save a lot of money.

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Topics: Save Money

Members, here’s an update on recent events

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jul 15, 2016 1:32:16 PM

At 11:50 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, a robbery occurred at Community Choice Credit Union’s Royal Oak Member Center, located at 1709 Crooks Road.

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Topics: update, safety

Personal loan vs. credit card. Which one should you use and for what purpose?

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jul 11, 2016 9:52:04 AM

Before you use your credit card for that big purchase, you might want to consider using a personal loan instead. While your credit card may offer a lower interest rate than a personal loan, making an expensive purchase and carrying a high revolving balance can negatively impact your credit score. This will also cost you more money in interest payments, over time. Here are some helpful tips to help you choose between using a credit card or a personal loan.

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Topics: Credit Score, Finances, personal loan, credit card

Meet the Community Choice Foundation Scholars: Hannah Kenny

Posted by Hannah Kenny on Jul 7, 2016 12:01:50 PM

As my feet pound the pavement at cross country practice, I hear my coach’s voice echoing in my head. “Remember who you are, whose you are, and who’s watching you.” I grit my teeth and push my legs to run faster, embracing the lactic acid pileup I’m creating during this interval.

Who I am

I am a student. An athlete. A friend. I am a member of a community that cultivates growth and success for its youth. I am part of a state that works to find beauty in all situations, as I am reminded every day when I turn on the radio and hear “that’s Pure Michigan.”

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Topics: Foundation, Give Big

Meet the Community Choice Foundation Scholars: Allison Radman

Posted by Allison Radman on Jul 7, 2016 10:40:16 AM

Being a fourth generation Michigander, the state has always been home. My great-grandfathers, grandfathers, and my parents have all worked in the core industries of Michigan; now, I am ready to do my part.

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Topics: Foundation, Give Big

What’s the difference between credit unions and banks?

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jul 6, 2016 10:55:45 AM

If you’re looking into opening a new checking or savings account, or if you’re thinking about applying for a loan, deciding which financial institution is best for you can be a tough choice. Fortunately, there’s a shortcut that can make that decision a lot easier and will make/save you a lot more money — skip the bank and join your local credit union.

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Topics: Credit Unions, News

Community Choice Credit Union hires new VP of retail delivery, promotes from within

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jun 28, 2016 11:07:07 AM

Community Choice Credit Union announced today that Rodger Rowland has been appointed Vice President of Retail Delivery. In this position, Rowland will be responsible for leading the sales and service development initiatives for the Credit Union and its 15 member centers.

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Topics: Credit Unions, News

5 tips to prevent phishing attacks [infographic]

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jun 23, 2016 12:25:08 PM

Identity theft continues to rise and one of the biggest reasons is the increase in phishing attacks. It’s hard to protect yourself from phishing if you don’t understand how it works. That’s why we’ve prepared the 101 on what you need to know to protect against an attack.

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Topics: Security, Infographic

Links to third party sites are not owned or operated by Community Choice Credit Union. We are offering the link for your convenience and have no responsibility for the availability, accuracy, or content of this website, its products or services. We encourage you to review their privacy and security policies which may differ from Community Choice Credit Union.

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