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How to Switch your Bank Account to Cornerstone Credit Union

How to Switch your Bank Account to Cornerstone Credit Union

December 10, 2019

Perhaps you’ve heard how great credit union services are, how much lower their fees are, and how they offer much better interest rates than banks. But the idea of moving your accounts from your current bank sounds daunting. Well, it’s really not that hard. Follow these simple steps to switch to a Cornerstone Credit Union and start reaping the benefits of membership: Read more.
 

How to Recognize and Protect Yourself from Scams

How to Recognize and Protect Yourself from Scams

December 2, 2019

Scammers are always trying to con victims out of their information and money. Scammers are expert impersonators, using sophisticated technology and their best acting skills to convince you they represent a business, institution or government agency you may trust. They also tend to prey on the most susceptible victims. Here at Cornerstone CU, our biggest priority is your financial wellness, so we’ve put together this guide to aid in recognizing the signs of fraud and protecting yourself from scams.

Five red flags of scams  [Read more]

Your Complete Guide to Identity Theft Protection

Your Complete Guide to Identity Theft Protection

November 15, 2019

Did you know there were 14.4 million victims of identity theft in 2018? According to Javelin Strategy, each case cost the victim an average of $1,050 – and that’s only the cost in dollars. When an individual’s identity is stolen, the thief wreaks major havoc on the victim’s financial health, which can take months, or even years, to recover from. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent yourself from becoming the next victim. Here is your complete guide to identity theft protection. Read more.

It's Easy to Give

It's Easy to Give

November 5, 2019

At Cornerstone Credit Union, we are committed to supporting programs and not-for-profit organizations that make a positive impact in the communities we serve. At this time of year we focus on providing joy and relief for the holidays. We will be collecting donations at our branches and ask that you please take part in helping give back to our communities. Get details hereThank you! 

6 Ways to Keep Your Finances Intact this Holiday Season

6 Ways to Keep Your Finances Intact this Holiday Season

October 25, 2019

You don't have to rack up a huge credit card bill or go into debt to cover your holiday expenses. Enjoy a financially stress-free season with these six tips: Read more.
 

MoneyNing - Building Financial Independence

MoneyNing - Building Financial Independence

October 21, 2019

Are you ready to join an online community devoted to building financial independence? Welcome to the world of MoneyNing.com. Founded by David Ning in 2007, MoneyNing quickly gained acclaim as one of the most straightforward and informative financial blogs on the web. Read more.

6 Ways to Spot a Payday Loan Scam

6 Ways to Spot a Payday Loan Scam

October 11, 2019

Don't be a victim of payday loan scams! A "representative" of a collection agency who claims to be acting on behalf of a loan company tells victims they must pay their outstanding balance on a payday loan. Unfortunately, the caller is a scammer trying to rip them off or steal their identity. If you've applied for a payday loan, be on the lookout for these six red flags: Read more.
 

Can I Trust Credit Karma?

Can I Trust Credit Karma?

October 4, 2019

Q: I’m trying to increase my credit score ahead of applying for a large loan, so I’m considering signing up for Credit Karma to track my score. How accurate are the credit scores it shares? Is there anything I need to be aware of before signing up for this service?

A: Credit Karma is a legitimate company; however, for a variety of reasons, its scores may vary greatly from the number your lender will share with you when it checks your credit.

We have answers to all your questions about Credit Karma.

Fall 2019 Solutions Newsletter

Fall 2019 Solutions Newsletter

October 1, 2019

Take a moment to catch up on the latest CCU promotions, events and more with our Fall 2019 Solutions Newsletter

Don’t Get Caught in a Free Trial Scam!

Don’t Get Caught in a Free Trial Scam!

September 27, 2019

You know what they say: “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.” And yet, hundreds of people fall for scams that promise them the moon — and they don’t realize they’ve been played until it’s too late.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of an uptick in free trial scams. The scams come in several shapes and sizes, but most will look something like these examples. Read more.
 

6 Mistakes People Make in their 20s and How to Fix Them

6 Mistakes People Make in their 20s and How to Fix Them

September 20, 2019

Like many people, you may have blown through your 20s making financial decisions that served you well in the moment, but may not have been particularly responsible. Dinner out several times a week, credit card bills you barely looked at and luxury cars way beyond your budget — life was practically a party! Read more.

The Krazy Coupon Lady

The Krazy Coupon Lady

September 4, 2019

You didn’t really just pay full price for that product, did you? Never lose out on a great deal again when you join the world of The Krazy Coupon Lady. Created by two moms on a mission to help you slash your grocery bills by 50-90 percent, the site is packed with savings tips, great deals, exclusive coupons and all you need to know about finding and snagging fantastic bargains. Read more.

9 Steps to Buying your First Car

9 Steps to Buying your First Car

August 20, 2019

Congrats—you’re ready to purchase your first real car!

The process can be daunting, but Cornerstone CU will walk you through it. Follow our guidelines for a stress-free ride!

1. Determine if you really need a car
It’s important to take a step back to review your actual transportation needs. Can a bus ride or a ride from a friend or family member or an occasional rental get you by? Read more.

11 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

11 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

August 1, 2019

Did you know the average American parent will spend about $700 per child this shopping season? If that's likely to throw a damper on your summer, take a deep breath and relax. You don't need to spend yourself into debt just because everyone else seems to be doing it. Instead, take a proactive approach when shopping for the new school year and spend much less than the national average. Let Cornerstone Credit Union show you how! Read more.

Gas Price & Station Apps

Gas Price & Station Apps

July 19, 2019

Don’t hit the brakes on your summer road trip plans just because of sticker shock at the pump. Use these gasoline pricing apps to help you find the cheapest nearby options, keeping your budget on full all summer long!  Read more.
 

Building Your Credit

Building Your Credit

June 20, 2019

A good credit score can lead to great opportunities, but building credit can be a mystery. Take a look at steps you can take to improve your credit score. CCU welcomes you to schedule time with one of our Financial Counselors to assist you in taking the right steps.

Financial Safeguards for Single Parents

Financial Safeguards for Single Parents

June 5, 2019

Single parents face the same financial challenges that two-parent families do, but they typically have less time and money to work with. Though the thought of making ends meet and achieving financial goals on one income may be daunting, you can take steps to improve your chances of success.

 

7 Signs you're Living Beyond your Means & How to Fix Them

7 Signs you're Living Beyond your Means & How to Fix Them

April 24, 2019

If you can't seem to dig out of a financial hole, you might be living beyond your means.Read on to see if these apply to you and learn how to get control of your finances. 

Cash Money Life

Cash Money Life

March 29, 2019

The internet is saturated with blogs and sites about anything and everything under the sun. Among the dozens of blogs devoted to personal finance, Cash Money Life (cashmoneylife.com) stands out as a reliable and factual source of information and advice. Read more.

Managing Money as a New Couple - 6 Things to Consider

Managing Money as a New Couple - 6 Things to Consider

March 8, 2019

Did you find “the one” and have decided to get married? Congratulations! Here’s 6 little bits of financial advice to help your marriage start off on a good footing. Read more.

5 Ways to Pay Off a Loan Early

5 Ways to Pay Off a Loan Early

February 22, 2019

If you're like most Americans, you owe money on a large loan. Did you know there are simple tricks you can employ to lighten the load? 
Read more for details. 

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online

January 28, 2019

Staying Safe Online
A compromised computer can put you at risk for money loss, phishing scams or even complete identity theft. Read on for steps you can take to keep yourself safe online.
 

8 Reasons to Join your Local Credit Union

8 Reasons to Join your Local Credit Union

January 9, 2019

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) provided this brief article to enlighten folks to the benefits of joining your local credit union. Please enjoy this short read

How to Create & Keep Strong Passwords

How to Create & Keep Strong Passwords

September 4, 2018

Your passwords are the keys to your life. And when it feels like there's another big security breach every week, you want to be sure those passwords are strong and safe.  

Follow the 6 steps below for super-strong passwords that will keep scammers guessing.

 

No More Robocalls!

No More Robocalls!

July 31, 2018

What Can I Do About Robocalls?
   
Are you sick of grabbing your ringing phone only to find a robocaller on the other end? Those automatic calls are enough to make anyone go bonkers. Read on for the inside scoop on robocalls and what you can do about them.
Read more.

Debit Card Safety

Debit Card Safety

June 6, 2018

How do you pay for your purchases? It may be instinct for you to pull out any piece of plastic without thinking, but your random card of choice might not be the safest way to pay. Let's explore when and how to use your debit card.

Credit and debit: How are they different? Read more.
 

Beware Tech Support Scams!

Beware Tech Support Scams!

May 14, 2018

Tech support scams are some of the most nefarious forms of hacks--fraudsters contact victims and attempt to trick them into granting access to their computers. The crooks may reach out to people through a fear-mongering phone call or by sending a popup to the victim’s computer, warning of an impending or existing virus that can be “fixed” by clicking on a link.

Did You Know...?

Did You Know...?

March 19, 2018

You can conveniently pay your CCU loans online - auto, mortgage, business, etc.? Just sign up for Online Banking.

Laptop / Notebook Reviews

Laptop / Notebook Reviews

February 20, 2018

Say goodbye to your iPhone; in college, your laptop will be your new BFF. Here’s where it all happens: the notes on your classes, your study schedule, writing those papers – your whole life is here! Make sure you’re fully equipped to give it all you’ve got by weighing all of your options before buying a laptop or notebook. We’ve made the job easier for you by reviewing the best picks for college students today.
 

CardValet

CardValet

January 24, 2018

Control debit card usage and spending on the go...and reduce fraud attempts. Click here for a Quick Reference Guide. 

Join our Text Club

Join our Text Club

January 18, 2018

Get immediate notice of important news, events, closings & more! Text CORNER to 43704 and start receiving instant messages that matter to you. 

CO-OP Shared Branching

CO-OP Shared Branching

November 27, 2017

Convenience wherever you are! On vacation, in the next town, at college, know that CCU is accessible for you.

5 Reasons to Choose a Credit Union

5 Reasons to Choose a Credit Union

August 28, 2017

It's no surprise: Mainstreet.com reports that millennials are ditching banks for local, cooperatively owned credit unions. The customer-friendly service and simple, straightforward solutions that you demand are found at local, cooperatively owned financial institutions, so it makes sense.

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

August 3, 2017

As part of the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People", CCU takes pride in reaching out to our commmunities to assist and support in various ways. Click here to see some of the ways we work toward building healthy, thriving communities we all live in. 

Don't Miss Out on Important Information!

Don't Miss Out on Important Information!

May 24, 2017

When you move or get a new email address or phone number, it is important that you let us know.

Peace of Mind Protection

Peace of Mind Protection

February 23, 2017

Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) and Mechanical Repair Coverage (MRP) can protect you when you least expect it, but need it most. 
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