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UCCU Provo Stadium Branch Moving

UCCU’s Stadium Branch in Provo is moving to Freedom Blvd in 2019! PROVO, UT – Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU) has announced plans to begin construction on a new branch office in Provo, Utah. Located at approximately 1535 North Freedom Blvd, the Provo Freedom Branch will feature the latest in digital banking convenience and education, three drive-up lanes, a 24-hour […]

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2018 ShredFest Schedule

Our 2018 ShredFest is here! We’ve expanded this year from two to four locations. You can see the full schedule below. Be sure to bring your personal documents to be shredded for free! May 5 – American Fork UCCU Branch: 9:00am to 12:00pm May 12 – Lehi UCCU Branch: 9:00am to 12:00pm May 12 – Spanish Fork UCCU Branch: 9:00am […]

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Eight Questions (And Answers) About Currency Transaction Reports

1. What is a CTR? CTR stands for Currency Transaction Report.  This is a report filed to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) by financial institutions regarding any withdrawals, deposits, payments, transfers or exchanges of currency in the value of $10,000 or more.  CTR’s apply to transactions of cash, foreign bank notes, Federal Reserve notes and U.S. silver certificates. 2. […]

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How Low Can You Go? Give Your Child The Grocery Challenge

Do you ever feel like all your money goes toward groceries? Out of all the non-fixed expenses a household can have, food costs take the biggest bite out of the average monthly budget. Understandably, trying to trim the family’s grocery bill is an ongoing battle for most of us. Give your kids a leg up on this lifelong skill by […]

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Credit Unions Vs. Banks: The Choice Is Clear

Obviously, banks and credit unions offer a lot of overlapping services. Both banks and credit unions take in deposits, administer checking and savings accounts, issue credit and debit cards, and provide home loans in addition to consumer loans. The key difference: Ownership structure Banks are corporations – owned by their stockholders. Typically, and especially with larger banks, these shareholders are […]

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Dealing With A Financial Setback

Financial setbacks come in all shapes and sizes. It can be an expensive household repair or major car trouble. It may be increases in your insurance plus a rent hike taking effect at the same time. Or, it can be something more extreme, like getting a pay cut at work- or even being given a pink slip. It may be […]

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Is It Worth Traveling To See The Solar Eclipse?

On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur across the continental United States for the first time in 38 years. There next U.S. eclipse won’t happen until April 8, 2024, so this is an exciting event. It occurs when the moon blocks the sun, turning daylight into night and leaving the sun’s atmosphere momentarily visible. The path of […]

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6 Ways to Identify Charity Scams

Did you know that Americans donate a collective $373 billion to charity every year? Generosity makes the world go round. Whether it’s helping out an established organization like the Red Cross or donating to a smaller charity through crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, charity is wonderful. Except when it’s not. Because, sad as it may be, there are hundreds of crooks […]

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Debt Consolidation: Not a silver bullet, but still a good idea!

If you’re up to your eyeballs in debt, the one thing you may wish for more than anything else is a blank slate. If you had a chance to wipe your slate clean and start over, things would be different. Of course, barring a winning lottery ticket, nothing is going to make that much of a change overnight. There is, […]

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Fidget Spinners: Harmless Fad or Mega Distraction?

Fidget spinners. You’ve seen them practically everywhere. The small plastic gadgets don’t do much, but they’ve completely overtaken the toy industry. Fidget spinners were initially marketed as a sensory toy for children on the autism spectrum and those with ADHD or sensory processing disorder. Within days, though, the hand-held gadget experienced a wild surge in popularity and became a must-have […]

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