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Free Discover Financial Fitness Class
Join us from 3:30pm to 5pm on Thursday, April 18th in the Harbor Room at the Best Western Kodiak Inn for a special edition of a Discover Financial Fitness class. It's free and open to the public. To register in advance, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Appreciation Party!
Then join us later, as our Kodiak Branch party will also be held on Thursday, April 18th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. We'll have free hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine – plus a silent auction to benefit the Kodiak Leo’s Club. Our silent auction will feature items donated by local businesses, and all funds raised for the Kodiak Leo’s Club will benefit your local community.
CU1 has its heart set on raising at least $3,500 via our silent auction – and as always, we will MATCH all funds raised during the evening. This event is sure to be a blast; so show up with your party hat on!
Know someone who banks elsewhere but is always up for supporting a good cause? Bring ‘em! You don’t need to be a member to attend (although they’ll sure want to join us after seeing how cool our parties are).
Wanna know more? Click here and visit our Facebook page for event details and updates.
See you soon!
In 2011, CU1 created the One for All Alaska Fund as a vehicle to raise funds for our yearly community service focus. In 2012 our focus was supporting Alaska's youth and communities across Alaska came together to raise over $24,000 for youth serving organizations across the state! All the money raised in each community stayed in that community. Funds were distributed to the following organizations:
Stone Soup Group (Anchorage)
Wish Upon The North Star (Anchorage)
FOCUS, Inc (Eagle River)
Literacy Council of Alaska (Fairbanks)
Office of Children's Services (Soldotna)
Kodiak Girl Scouts (Kodiak)
Ketchikan Boys and Girls Club (Ketchikan)
Drugs Aren't Wanted in Nome (D.A.W.N.) (Nome)
Your support of the One for All Alaska Fund made this incredible level of support possible, thank you! Stay tuned, the fund's 2013 focus and beneficiary organizations will be announced very soon.
Check out this awesome video featuring Stone Soup Group giving a brief description about the services they offer to families with children experiencing disabilities and where your donation will go! They're our fundraising focus for February!
Hi! I’m Ashley, Financial Education Coordinator for Credit Union 1! Check out my blog every Friday for fun tips and tricks to help you manage your finances!
Happy February and Happy Financial Fitness Flashback Friday! Being that it's the "month of love," check out my past blog post about how to budget and not break the bank when planning your wedding!
Hi! I’m Ashley, Financial Education Coordinator for Credit Union 1! Check out my blog every Friday for fun tips and tricks to help you manage your finances.
I hate paying for car insurance. I’m ok with paying for other insurance like health insurance and life insurance but I loathe paying car insurance. Since I hate paying for it so much, I’ve decided to try and pay as little as possible for quality coverage.
Step 1: Shop around annually. My hubby and I need full coverage insurance on both of our vehicles and have had the same provider for about 4.5 years now. However, I still call around each spring to the different companies to make sure we’re getting the most coverage for the least amount of money. It just happens to be that the provider we currently have is our best bet. For now.
Step 2: Ask for discounts! If you owned a business…would you be handing out discounts and slashing prices on things for fun? No, you sure wouldn’t because you want to make a profit. Same with insurance companies. They may not offer discounts but that doesn’t mean they’re going to deny them – just ask to make sure you’re saving as much money as possible. They could surprise you and you could save a ton of cash.