You Received Your Tax Refund…Now What?


Cash from tax refundTax Season is officially over, and after a long yet highly anticipated wait we should all be receiving our refunds. Now comes the time to decide what we’re going to do with our refund. Now I know many of you are thinking about cashing it out, but don’t. Here are a few suggestions on perfect ways to use your tax refund and see some return on what you spend.

Pay Down…

National Small Business Week


National Small Business Week ImageNational Small Business Week is May 1-7, 2016. Since 1963, National Small Business Week recognizes and supports the contributions, strengths, vitality and uniqueness our nation's small businesses make to our local communities. Did you know that more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business? More than half! As noted by the Small Business…

What is Credit Union Strong?


Credit Union Youth MonthVisit Unitus Community Credit Union during the month of April and help us celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month™.

Our month-long youth celebration is focused on the theme of Credit Union Strong.

Young people face a bewildering financial landscape in their immediate future—one where technology has made spending as easy as breathing and the cost of higher education…

I “Crashed” the Governmental Affairs Conference!


Amanda Otto with fellow "Crashers" at CUNA GACIn my previous blog post I shared about CUNA’s annual Governmental Affairs Conference, which I attended for the first time this year. What I didn’t mention was how I came to attend – I “crashed” it!

Filene Research Institute, credit union think-tank and research organization, has a division called The Cooperative Trust, which is targeted toward credit union enthusiasts…

An Experience in Governmental Affairs


Amanda Otto at CUNA GACEach year, usually in February or March, credit union leaders from across the nation descend onto Washington DC to spread the good word about our favorite not-for-profit organizations. This event, the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA)* Governmental Affairs Conference, features thought-provoking speakers (this year that included Ted Koppel!), breakout sessions…

7 Ways to Automate Your Savings


Automate Savings Conveyor Belt GraphicSometimes, building a healthy cushion of savings can seem like a daunting task. We all know how easy it is to make a late credit card payment, or to end up spending all of your paycheck without remembering to save part of it. One easy way to get started on saving this America Saves Week is to automate your savings. Having technology work to save money for you takes…

Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Fun


Candy HeartWorried about spending too much of your paycheck on Valentine's Day? Don't be. You don’t have to break your budget to have a great Valentine’s Day with that special someone in your life. Instead, think about some creative alternatives without the hefty price tag to show you care. There’s nothing more attractive than a financially responsible partner who knows how to…

Unitus Members Can Save With Turbo Tax


Scrabble TaxesMany of you including myself love doing your own taxes, in fact we thrive on it. It gives us a sense of accomplishment knowing we did our best to get the maximum refund we possibly could at a cheaper cost. Now, if a Certified Public Accountant does your taxes, that’s okay too. Not everyone enjoys my enthusiasm during tax time.

If you’re looking for an easy and…

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