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16 Tips for Planning a Family Road Trip

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on July 14, 2020

Family road trips can become some of your most treasured memories…or your biggest headaches. With a little planning and a few family meetings, you can have a fun adventure you will all remember for years. Together, with RoadTrip America, we suggest these travel tips:

More Financial Tips for Turbulent Times

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on July 7, 2020

There’s no denying these are stressful times. In addition to worrying about contracting COVID-19, many people are losing sleep worrying about the economic uncertainty we are going through. Millions have lost their jobs, and many aren’t sure if their job is safe. If you are worried you may lose yours, take a deep breath. Don't obsess about all the things that you cannot change or influence—focus instead on the things you can change. 

President's News - June 2020

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on July 2, 2020

COVID-19 rocked our world a bit. Thank you for your patience as we worked through the challenges of protecting you and our staff from the virus, while finding ways to meet your financial needs. Staff adapted and so did you. Our new call center kicked into action and more of you discovered the ability to use our online services to deposit a check, make a payment, and apply for and close a loan. We found we could take care of about 99% of all your needs through those channels and the drive-thrus. 

Financial Tips for Turbulent Times

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on June 24, 2020

Whether you're an older worker with seemingly few options to recoup significant investment losses, or a younger worker with minimal or no investment savings at all, don't let a difficult financial climate scare you into not taking any action at all.

Teenagers and Car Ownership

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on June 9, 2020

Learning how to drive a car is a big milestone in a teenager’s life. Learning how to pay for its upkeep isn’t as exciting, but just as necessary. Here are a few simple tricks to help them keep their wallet happy.

Resources for Financial Help (*)

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on May 4, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted lives all around the world, causing uncertainty in many parts of life. While we all continue to navigate this unprecedented situation, we want to assure you that we at TransUnion are committed to helping you understand how to protect and stay in control of your credit health during this time.

Visa Debit cards

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on April 30, 2020

Once upon a time, the exchange of cash was as normal as, well, sitting next to someone at the movie theater. But today, we're asked to keep human contact to a minimum, and adopt other habits to help stop the spread of germs, virus and disease. Decreasing (or eliminating) the use of cash is one example. Using your Skyward Visa Debit card is the perfect alternative. It’s your safer option to cash.

4 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on April 14, 2020

April is Credit Union Youth Month and we’re applauding our young member savers. Now's a good time to strengthen the financial habits of our youth by focusing on the values of saving and budgeting money. As a child, a piggy bank is handy for saving your loose change and allowance. But it can hardly teach the importance of budgeting money. Where does the money come from and, more importantly, where does it all go? Here are a few exercises you can do with your children to show the concepts and importance of responsible budgeting. 

How You Can Do Better Than 0%

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on April 10, 2020

When it comes to auto loans, a 0% interest rate is a head turner. You’d think you couldn’t do better than that, but it's not always the best deal.

President's News - March 2020

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on April 6, 2020

A good friend of mine recently lost his wife due to an unexpected illness. They enjoyed a good life together, but I wish they could have had more time to enjoy each other in their retirement years.