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Out on your own? Protect your stuff!

It’s been awhile since I have really gotten to write a more personal blog, but this is something I have had to encounter and I hope this is helpful to any of you “youngins”. 😉

This could be you. Only this isn't the '90's.

“Woohoo! We’re at college!”

I moved out older than most people — at 25. I did this because I was a.) too cheap, b.) never home anyway and that just did not make much sense to me, and c.) I went through a very tragic event and had too much anxiety to be alone. Enough of the sob story.

However, in May 2015, I found myself in a nice apartment in Murphysboro. It’s an older building, which is exactly what I was looking for. But, because it is an older building, the wiring is probably older, the roof wouldn’t hurt to be replaced, could use to be pin-tucked (a.k.a. some brickwork), and my appliances run on natural gas. I have a lot of stuff. A lot of expensive stuff.

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Online Banking Just Got Better

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We’ve officially gone live with your new online banking experience, and we couldn’t be more excited! Your new and improved online banking offers a modern design and is faster and easier to use. Here are a few of the improvements we’re most excited about:

  1. Enjoy a consistent look and feel across all your devices
  2. Easily find your most commonly used transactions, all on your new home page
  3. Simplify your life with faster, easier bill pay functionality
  4. Quickly find your most important data with improved search
  5. Find a convenient branch or ATM wherever you are with interactive maps
  6. Deposit checks with just a few clicks inside our mobile banking app

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SIU Credit Union Makes Green Energy Home Improvements Possible

Energy-efficient home improvements—ones that can save you real money each month on your utility bills—qualify for federal tax credits and other local incentives. SIU Credit Union can help make your home a little “greener.”

Federal tax credit

Reinstatement of tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements was part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act.

Congress made the tax credits retroactive, which means that improvements you made in 2012 and 2013 qualify. The program has a cap of $500 in total credits and the improvements must be made to your principal residence. To make sure that the product you’re purchasing qualifies for the energy credit, check the IRS website atirs.gov.

Tax credit vs. tax deduction

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Coming this spring: NEW Online Banking

Updates to our online banking are coming soon – you’re going to LOVE it!

Our all new online banking platform has a consistent look and feel across all devices, making it even easier for you to do what you need to do –even quicker! 

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What’s New

With a consistent design across all your devices, banking anytime, anywhere has never been simpler. Here’s a quick preview of some of the exciting improvements we’ve made to create a more user-friendly and consistent experience for you.

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Stay updated.

Secure your online experience by updating your browser. Browsers are a key part of keeping your online financial experience and information safe.

Browsers become more secure with each release, so don’t miss out. No matter what browser you use, make sure you have the latest version installed.

Visit your preferred internet browser provider’s website to download the most recent version.

 

Browsers for Microsoft operating systems:

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Be Prepared at Work!

Spring brings beautiful flowers, the greenest of grass and the robins in their nests.

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It also brings the dreaded tornado season that so many SIU Credit Union members have been touched by in previous years.  Although we have no control over Mother Nature, we can be prepared for the worst while at work.  It is not unthinkable that you could have to “stay where you are” for hours or even overnight.  The American Red Cross offers a list of personal workplace supplies to keep on hand at for a disaster.  This list is available at http://www.redcross.org.   Some of the things listed include the following:

  • flashlight
  • battery powered radio
  • enough non-perishable food for 1 day
  • water
  • extra medication
  • first aid supplies
  • space blanket
  • personal hygiene items
  • a change of clothes

Planning for disasters is a family project.   By keeping disaster supplies in our homes, vehicles and at work, we know our family members have the necessities on hand to get by in an emergency.  I don’t know about you but I take comfort in knowing my family is prepared to the best of our ability.

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