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The Benefits of eDocuments

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on November 5, 2020

eDcouments are a no-fee service that allows you to access and manage your bank documents online, without the clutter of paper statements in your mailbox or on your desk.

5 Smart Money Moves to Make this Fall

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on October 26, 2020

As the leaves begin to change color, it's time to start thinking about your year-end money strategy. The fall and winter holidays are closer than you think. Use the following strategies to make the rest of the year count.

Save Energy and Money with these Tips

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on October 20, 2020

Seasons are changing and so are thermostats. Now is a good time to review and apply some energy-saving habits. These not only save the energy used at home, but also can save you money in your pocketbook. 

President’s News - October 2020

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on October 12, 2020

I recently got to see a member I had not talked to for a long time. Given the current news cycle, the topic of politics came up, but she said, “We shouldn’t talk about that.” My reply was that politics is one of my favorite subjects, as long as we both have a live and let live attitude, we can talk. While there were some similarities in our thoughts, we were clearly on opposite sides of the fence on other aspects relating to our two presidential candidates today. 

Election 2020

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on September 21, 2020

Advanced voting begins in person on Oct. 14th!

Don't Fall for These Popular Scams Right Now ... or Ever!

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on September 15, 2020

Lately, financial institutions have seen an increase in victims of fraud involving fake checks and payments. This could happen as receiving a fraudulent “loan” check or selling something online and receiving a fake check as payment. Here are a few examples of the type of fraudulent activity used to separate you from your hard-earned money.

Payday Loans Aren't Worth the Cost

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on September 4, 2020

When money is tight and you don’t know if you’ll be able to make your rent or keep the lights on, you start looking for ways to find quick cash. You can sell some personal items or ask family members for a loan, but whatever you do, don’t go to a payday lender. It’s a trap that will hold you captive far too long and cost you many times more than you borrow. 

Divorce and Finances

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on August 12, 2020

Divorce may be the most difficult decision you’ve ever made. Whatever the reason for it, you know your life will change. One big change will be how you handle your finances. If you didn't play a role in managing family finances during your marriage, and you’re going through a divorce, you could be at a disadvantage.

Elder Financial Abuse

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on July 30, 2020

Recent reports have suggested older adults lose millions of dollars annually from scammers, making elder financial abuse one of the fastest growing crimes. Older consumers are frequently targeted by scammers because they believe senior citizens have significant assets and money in their accounts. And, the fact that many attacks go unreported makes this a low-risk crime, which is even more appealing to scammers. Your best defense is to be educated and aware of the many techniques used to try and take your money and personal information.

Social Security Administration Services During the Pandemic

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on July 22, 2020

During the current health crisis, the Social Security Administration has kept its field offices closed. However, SSA does continue to provide help and are committed to providing ongoing benefits and vital services. They remain ready and able to help you online and by phone with most Social Security matters.