Meet the Smart Family

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Follow one family’s hilarious journey to becoming MoneySmart

Whether you’re a parent, a baby, a teen or anywhere in-between, BeMoneySmart is the perfect way to learn together, as a family, how to save and spend money wisely. Simply visit BeMoneySmart.org, where you can watch the adventures of the Smart family, a series of short, hilarious videos that your whole family will enjoy.

They’re also educational, but don’t worry… we won’t tell your kids if you don’t. It’s all at BeMoneySmart.org right now!

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The Best Utah County "Stay-cations"

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A Stay-ca-tion- is a vacation that is spent at home or around your local area involving trips to local attractions or activities in your own home!

Now that it’s almost summer time, it’s time for warmer weather, adventures, and vacations.  Are you in desperate need for a vacation but can’t afford it?  Utah county is full of amazing adventures that are exciting, fun, and affordable!  Here are some ideas you can do this summer to have the ultimate, Utah County “StayCation”.

Activities around Utah County:

  • Go On a Hike: Lucky for us, Utah County is full of beautiful areas that can be explored with a nice, relaxing hike.  This summer, make a bucket list and hike the “Y”, Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, or the Grotto in Payson Canyon.
  • Orem Owlz Baseball Game: Is there anything better than sitting under the lights watching a baseball game?  The smell of fresh cut grass, the warm weather, and hot dog is the perfect getaway!
  • Go Bowling: What a fun and engaging activity for friends and family!  Bowling is cheap, and convenient, especially in Utah County.  There are so many bowling alleys to choose from!
  • Go See a Movie: A movie is a nice way to take your mind off the stresses of life and getaway for a while!  Now that summer is coming, there should be some “Must See Movies” in the next couple of months.
  • Swimming: Pool, lake, pond, river, where ever you go, you name it, swimming is fun!  Take your family or friends to a local pool and give swimming a try!
  • Golfing: Competitive? Go golfing! Utah County has a variety of courses to choose from! Golfing can also be a way to get away from stress, and if your not into golf, try mini golf!
  • Go To a Park: Just getting outside relieves stress!  Get some rays on that skin and take your family on a picnic in a park!
  • 7 Peaks: What a great place to take you and your family!  7 Peaks Water Park is full of fun water slides, pools, and relaxing hot tubs.  If you want to cool down, go to the 7 Peaks Ice Arena, just next-door,  and give ice staking a try!

Staying at home ideas

Some of the best adventures can be found in the walls of your own home!  Here are some ideas you could use to transform your home into a resort:

  • Spa: Turn your boring bathroom into a luxurious spa!  All you need is a couple candles, bath salts, and maybe add Spa music from YouTube to complete the relaxing atmosphere!
  • Hammock– Hang up a hammock in your yard and enjoy the fresh air and a nice, cool summer breeze!    Be careful though, once you have settled in a hammock, you may never want to get out!
  • Camping: Go camping in your backyard!  Turn off all electronic devices and just enjoy the company of your family in the comfort of your own backyard.  You’ll be up giggling and talking all night!
  • Home cooked meals: Treat Yo Self!  It’s a StayCation for a reason, so teat it like so!  Make your favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner all within the same day!
  • Host a board game night: Invite friends and family to play games!  With the combination of appetizers, a deck of cards, and a couple board games, a game night could be the perfect getaway!
  • Movie Night: Turn your living room into a movie theater!  Make popcorn, buy candy, and if you want, roll out the red carpet!  If your feeling adventurous, have a theme night and have your family and friends dress up like characters from the movie!

Remember, you Do Not need to break the bank or travel far to have a memorable vacation.  Utah County is full of fun and exciting activities for you and your family.  Even staying at home will bring joy and relaxation to your life!  So enjoy your “Staycation” and save time and money!

 

 

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Transfer Loans and Support Local Schools

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Up to $125 in cash for you and the same dollar amount for the school of your choice!

Looking for ways to support your local schools?  Here at UCCU, we are always trying to find creative ways to give back to the community, so with your help, we can make that possible!  Simply transfer your existing loan(s) to UCCU.  We’ll pay you a .5% balance transfer cash rebate, up to $125, for every loan you transfer PLUS donate that same cash rebate amount to the school of your choice, in your name.

For 60 years, we’ve worked together with our members to build UCCU into one of the most progressive and fiscally stable financial intuitions in the nation. We’re celebrating our 60th Anniversary with cash donations to schools in Utah and we believe the best way to do that… is together.

Simply transfer your loan balances to UCCU, receive your cash and then select any public, private or charter school (K-12) in Utah to receive your donation.

Together, we can continue to build our community, our schools, and our future.

Click HERE to learn more information.

 

*Loan Transfer Cash Rebate: Transfer an existing loan to UCCU for 1/2% cash back up to $125.   1/2% cash back rebate applies to each auto, recreational vehicle, ATV, motorcycles, snow machine, credit card, home equity or personal loan (i.e. RC Willey, Sears, KOHLs, etc.) that are transferred from another lender to UCCU. The cash back amount is calculated by multiplying 1/2% (.005) by the loan balance transferred to UCCU, or $125, whichever is less. Rebate may be awarded in cash or as credit to the loan. Cannot be combined with any other loan offer. Equal Housing lender. NMLS # 407653. Federally insured by NCUA.  Limited time offer. During 2016, members may authorize UCCU to match their Loan Transfer Cash Rebate (dollar for dollar) and donate it to a Utah public, charter or private school of their choice (Kindergarten thru 12th grade: K-12).  School donations can be anonymous. Subject to normal credit approval and terms; UCCU may withhold offer from individuals who do not qualify for credit under UCCU’s guidelines. Offer expires 12/31/16. Some restrictions may apply.

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Money Made Easy – Free Classes

Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your family, church, school, civic, or scout group about money? Money Made Easy classes make it easy to learn important financial principles through a series of interactive lessons and hands-on activities.

UCCU in Partnership with the Money Made Easy class is passionate about supporting financial education from children to adults. It is vitally important to start young when teaching your children about financial literacy.That’s why UCCU is proud to sponsor the Money Made Easy class. Call Tom Painter at (801) 235-9100 to schedule your FREE class. Visit MoneyMadeEasy.com for more details.

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STEM Fest is Finally Here! Come Join Us

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STEM Fest is only a week away! STEM Fest is open to the Public on March 27, from 2:00-8:00 p.m.

Utah’s major universities and STEM businesses will be on hand to engage students with science, technology, engineering and math through interactive booths and activities. There will also be bounces houses, live music, flight simulators, robots, race cars, and more! Take this opportunity to introduce your children to the amazing companies who are leading Utah’s dynamic innovation explosion.

Visit the UCCU booth and enter for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Disneyland!

For more information on Utah STEM Fest, please visit utahstemfest.com.

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President's Message March 2015

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