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March 31, 2010

Are you looking to start investing and aren't sure where to begin?  Are you getting married and need some financial advice for after the honeymoon?  Are you looking for better credit card rates?These are all tough questions that do not elicit simple responses.  You could spend countle...

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March 28, 2010

This last week credit unions have received multiple positive media reviews concerning issues like growth, member business loans, credit card rates, benefits of credit unions and more.  Many are saying the only difference between credit unions and banks is who owns them.  Your local credit ...

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March 28, 2010

Many reports have been released in the last few months commenting on the overwhelming number of consumers that have been making the switch from their banks to local credit unions.There has been rather large shifts going on in the banking industry in the last year, and banks have been forced to ...

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March 24, 2010

A quick surf or search of the Internet will reveal a plethora of articles trying to tell you what this recent health care overhaul will mean for you.  As I am sure you already know, most of the changes won't be in effect until 2014, however, a few are immediate once the bill is signed.  Am...

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March 24, 2010

If you haven't already begun thinking about savings for later in life, now might be a good time to start.  Studies have shown that the past two generations have developed significantly poorer savings habits than their predecessors.  Much of this is due, experts say, to high buying cap...

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March 23, 2010

If you're looking for a supplement to your current health care plan, then you may want to consider a Health Savings Account.  With the massive reform on our health care system that took place on Sunday, everyone (eligible) will have to have health care.  Many are saying this means looking ...

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March 23, 2010

Keep your identity safe by safely destroying confidential documents that you no longer need. Financial Center, your Indianapolis Credit Union, can help with one of our free community shred days. Here is the schedule:Saturday, April 24th from 10 am to 1 pmMain CenterSaturday, May 1st from 10 am to 1 ...

March 23, 2010

Starting a new project?  Believe it or not, right now is one of the best times to start a home improvement project, or a new construction project.  If you have put off your home project for a better day, you might want to rethink.  Take advantage of the economy and the prices and make...

Category: FCFCU
March 22, 2010

If you're looking for a reliable financial institution for your business that will deliver more than just your standard business products, you may find your answer in a credit union, not a bank.  Rising apprehension and current economic depression has prompted many to seek alternate forms of ba...

Category: FCFCU
March 12, 2010

Research has been showing that the last year of economic turmoil has led to more people saving more of their cash.  Are you looking for an alternative to your savings account?  Most likely, your current account's rate is so low that you're only earning pennies month after month.  ...

Category: FCFCU
March 11, 2010

There aren't very many reward checking options offered these days.  Banks across the nation are tightening their belts and pulling back programs while they roll out more fees and restrictions.  The idea of reward checking is slowly losing ground... for banks.  Free Reward Checking at ...

Category: FCFCU
March 10, 2010

Is your online banking system cumbersome and still requiring you to make multiple trips to the bank every week?  If so, you are banking the old fashioned way.  Banking at Financial Center means no more waiting in lines or rushing to the bank on breaks.  Are you looking for more conven...

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March 10, 2010

Want an easy way to send funds to a family member in Mexico?  Financial Center, your local credit union, now offers a new financial service to help you.  Directo a Mexico is a secure, low cost, fast and convenient way to transfer your money to Mexico.  Ask one of your Credit Union ass...

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March 09, 2010

Feel swamped by the never-ending offers from your local bank?  Not quite sure how to leverage your money to best work for you or want to make sure you avoid all the common pitfalls of most account holders out there?  Banks are always eager to 'educate' you on why their program will fit you...

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March 09, 2010

It isn't breaking news anymore that credit card companies came under new regulation last month.  In the last couple months you may have been receiving notices in the mail from your bank or credit card companies indicating the changes that were to take place.  With more regulation to come i...

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March 05, 2010

Have you always operated a savings account at your bank?  Are you an avid saver, always trying to find the best deal for the greatest value and storing more in savings than the rest?  Or maybe you struggle with saving money and want to limit your access to you money so you do make poor dec...

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March 05, 2010

Are you not quite sure how you want to help the Haiti relief project?  Haitian residents are still in need of adequate supplies and aid in this desperate time.  It has been over a month since the earthquake rumbled the small country and the giving nationwide (and even globally) has been re...

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March 03, 2010

Now could not be a better time to find an alternative to rising health care costs.  Ease the burden of out-of-pocket health costs, earn interest year after year, and enjoy tax free withdrawals on a Health Savings Account Plan from your Indianapolis Credit Union.Curious about what an HSA is? &nb...

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March 02, 2010

As we have reclaimed the fighting spirit within this recent economic slump many of you are seeking loans to help you recover or to begin a new prospect and a fresh slate.  But where does one turn in such a state of bank distrust?  Are your national and even local bank loans going to f...

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March 02, 2010

Many of you are realizing you're not tied down to your bank and are making a switch to your local credit union.  Getting hit with high fees, hidden penalties, and extremely lousy interests rates are among the top reason for the swap. What we're realizing is a lot of you didn't even conside...

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