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Practical Ways to Save Money

When you’re on a mission to save money it might seem it will take forever for savings to grow. Saving money often starts with changing “spending” habits. Once you identify your savings goal or goals, here are some ideas that can help.

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Get cooperation from family—Controlling spending starts with you but, if you have a spouse or children, it’s essential to have buy-in from family members to make it work. Talk with your partner first, then involve your kids.

Discuss money management as a couple—Get organized, put goals and details in writing, and schedule a money management meeting. Also: Continue reading

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Virtual Bitcoin Carries Actual Risk

Consumers, beware: Buying and using digital currency such as bitcoin carries certain risks, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (FINRA), Washington, D.C.

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Bitcoin is an unregulated peer-to-peer payment system that uses its own currency, called bitcoin, to transact business. Bitcoins are not issued by banks or governments—the bitcoin platform was designed as an alternative to national currencies like the dollar, and to commodity-based currencies such as gold or silver coins.

Consumers can buy and sell bitcoins online or at physical locations. A growing number of physical establishments and exchanges allow customers to buy and sell bitcoins using cash, credit cards, money orders, and other methods. Bitcoins reside in a digital wallet, from which consumers use them to buy items from establishments that accept bitcoins.

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Useful Apps for Your Mobile Device

S89791804IU Credit Union knows that you’re always on the go!  So we’re providing you with a list of useful apps for your smart phone or mobile device.  Need to access your account, find an ATM, help buying a car, or even get discounts when you’re shopping?  It’s all right at your fingertips.  Find these apps in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

SIUCU Mobile Banking – It’s easy and convenient to manage your finances – wherever you are! Away from your computer and need to make a transfer? Or maybe you just need to check your balances or pay a bill.  It’s all easy with the SIUCU Mobile Banking App.

COMING SOON!  SIUCU Deposit – In early 2014 you’ll be able to make check deposits anytime, anywhere using your mobile device.  Just tap the SIUCU Deposit App, Snap a picture of the check with your mobile device and deposit it into your account.

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Protect your pets with VPI Pet Insurance

At SIU Credit Union, we love our pets and we are pleased to offer VPI Pet Insurance.

 Pets are unpredictable. While it’s hard to anticipate accidents and illnesses, you can be prepared for them. From routine office visits to significant medical incidents, VPI Pet Insurance provides protection for your pet when he or she needs it most. With affordable, comprehensive healthcare coverage for dogs, cats and exotic pets, a VPI policy is the smart way to protect your pet’s health and well-being. 

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Free Seminar: 9 Mistakes to Avoid for a Successful Retirement.

Join SIU CU Investment Services‘ CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Jeff Rose as he discusses the key to a financially successful retirement.The free seminar is 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 at 395 N. Giant City Road, Carbondale. Lunch will be provided and seating is limited. To RSVP, contact Lisa at 618-549-8621.

Visit our new Investment Services webpage to learn what  Jeff Rose CFP®, can do for you. Click here to visit the new web page.

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Certified Financial Planner™ Now Available at SIU Credit Union

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Jeff Rose, Certified Financial Planner™ for SIU Credit Union

SIU Credit Union members now have access to a Certified Financial Planner™ to help them navigate their financial future with the creation of SIU CU Investment Services department.

Jeff Rose, a Certified Financial Planner™ with Alliance Planning Investment Group in Carbondale, will offer financial planning and investment services to credit union members. He will hold office hours on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment at the SIU Credit Union Giant City Road location.

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