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February 27, 2009

Last week, I invited everyone to send in their questions for our new Friday Feedback feature. This week's question is...Can members download their info to Quicken? Absolutely. This can be accomplished through our online banking platform at www.fcfcu.com. Log in and select the particul...

February 23, 2009

Ben Steverman of Business Week wrote a great article back in August showing some of the best ways to save money in tough times. Here are some of his suggestions: Track every expense.Vacation in the off-season.Cut out investment charges and fees.Cut back on eating out.Downsize your car.Cut utility bi...

February 23, 2009

Another victim of the economic downturn may be the family vacation. In an article in USA Today this morning, a poll suggests that 58% of people who normally take an annual vacation will choose to spend less money this year or simply forego their trip all together. It's predicted that Americans could...

February 20, 2009

I'm adding a new feature to the blog which is called Friday Feedback. Each week, I will answer questions from our members and anyone else who reads this blog in regard to what's going on with our credit union, how we are helping the Indianapolis community, or anything else you have a question about ...

February 17, 2009

One of my son's favorite toys is a stuffed Cookie Monster doll. Being just shy of three months old and being entertained very easily, Landon will lie in his playpen and laugh and smile at the blue googly eyed creature until he eventually falls asleep. Cookie Monster is ...

February 13, 2009

Financial Center will be closed on Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. Our Centers will resume business on Tuesday with each Center opening at 10 am.Online banking, MoneyLine, and our ATMs will still be available for your convenience....

February 10, 2009

I was watching President Obama's first press conference last night and I was intrigued by much of what he had to say. Being part of the financial services industry, one particular exchange caught my attention. Here was the question:"In your opening remarks, you talked about that, if y...

February 05, 2009

If you receive an email, text message or phone contact requesting account information, consider it fraudulent.  DO NOT respond.In an effort to shut down the sources of these fraud attacks, please forward any emails, text or phone messages to fraud@fcfcu.comRecently, many Financial Center member...

February 03, 2009

Several of our Centers have not opened on time this morning due to the weather conditions. Here is a list of Centers that are not currently open:Downtown - NOW OPENEmerson - NOW OPENPark 100 - NOW OPENSouthside - NOW OPENI will update this list as the Centers open.Financial Center apologizes for thi...

February 02, 2009

We have finalized our list for member education seminars for 2009. All seminars will take place at our Main Center location.March 7th - Avoiding FraudMarch 21st - Financial FitnessApril 18th - Youth Financial SeminarMay 16th - Financial Center Online & BillPayerJune 20th - Investment OptionsJuly...

February 02, 2009

One of our service promises at the credit union is to maintain the privacy of your account information. Part of that promise is educating on how you can protect yourself from scams that try and get you to disclose confidential information.A great resource you can use is this Identity Theft Coach fro...

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