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November 24, 2009

It's almost time for Thanksgiving. This holiday brings about two events - mashed potato and gravy induced napping and great shopping deals.Has the economic turmoil and all its related events affected how much you plan to spend on Christmas gifts this year? Answer the poll below and let our Indianapo...

November 23, 2009

I recently read a great article on green.indy.com about people who are locavores in the Indianapolis area. A locavore is someone who eats locally produced food as much as possible. According to the article, foods that are grown locally and travel fewer miles can be safer, fresher, and healthier for ...

November 17, 2009

An article in  today's USA Today noted that customers may be using more cash and debit cards for their Holiday shopping this season instead of using credit cards. With the current economic turmoil, consumers are more conscious of the money they are able to spend and this is ...

November 16, 2009

I've decided to start on my New Year's resolution early this year. One of the goals I've set is to eat a more healthy diet. One of the ways that I've been keeping track of what I'm eating is by writing it in a journal. This is helping me stay on track and avoid junk food and other unhealthy ite...

November 13, 2009

What do VHS tapes, stamps and checkbook registers have in common?  Obsolete technology!   At your local Indianapolis credit union, there are better options for managing your money than keeping a checkbook register.  Check out your easier options through our on-line banking: ...

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November 12, 2009

The pending FAIR Overdraft Coverage Act of 2009 legislation in Congress has the potential to dramatically restrict the current overdraft protection on your account. Changes include allowing you to only overdraft your account once per month and no more than six times per year.When you have used the o...

November 10, 2009

Financial Center will be closed tomorrow, November 11th, to observe Veterans' Day. Online banking, MoneyLine (bank by phone), and our ATMs will still be accessible....

November 06, 2009

A recent article on ConsumerLoanWire.com referenced a new study by the Pew Charitable Trust which found that credit unions offer consumers the best credit cards in the market, and that bank offers were less attractive.Here's what ConsumerLoanWire.com had to say:"In comparing offers between...

November 06, 2009

Each time you use your debit or credit card, a merchant is paid immediately and the Credit Union that issues your card receives an interchange payment. This interchange reflects a merchant's fair share of the costs of this convenient system. The current interchange arrangement helps keep the rates a...

November 04, 2009

The Indianapolis credit union team at Financial Center recently raised money for breast cancer research in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Several employees participated in the event. In addition, the credit union had an auction among its employees where gift cards and baked goods wer...

November 03, 2009

The next member education seminar at our Indianapolis credit union focuses on online services. Learn how to maximize your time and reduce your costs through the use of Financial Center's online services. Using both a classroom environment and hands on training, members will learn how to safely acces...

November 02, 2009

Everyone is searching for ways to stretch their budgets further and find more effective ways on how to manage money. One way to save money is to evaluate your debt and find areas where you can save money.At our Indianapolis credit union, we're offering members the chance to bring their out...

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