All of us have goals. For many of us our goals include buying the dream house, the car, the dream vacation, etc. We aim our lives to accomplish goals. To carry out these goals we have to implement plans. Plans … Continue reading
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation. Last year, the nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center has identified 470 breaches, exposing more than 11.5 million records. You are at risk every time you bank online or shop. Identity thieves will look for ways to steal your personal information any way they can.
The easiest way to protect your information is to keep an eye on the activity on your credit/debit card. Also, remember to report any suspicious transactions immediately. Besides monitoring your transactions to protect your identity, you should also consider using an identity protection service.
LifeLock helps safeguard your finances and credit by monitoring over a trillion data points every day and scans for threats to your identity. LifeLock has also increased their security features and services to give you peace of mind, such as data breach notifications, Credit Card monitoring, Checking and Savings Account Activity Alerts, and Investment Account Activity Alerts.
With the New Year in full swing, many people are trying to make and keep important money saving goals. As a parent it’s easy to remember to make goals for the family as a
whole, but sometimes we may forget to help our children with their money. That’s why at UCCU we have our BeMoneySmart program.
No matter how old, or young your children are, it’s never to late (or early) to start helping your child prepare for the future. With UCCU’s BeMoneySmart Roadmap you can easily find which aspects of the program will work best for you and your child.
If you have a small child aged 0-5 years, setting up a BeMoneySmart Youth Savers Account is a great way to grow your child’s money long-term. But, if you have a pre-teen, or teen in the house, setting up a debit account monitored by you may be the best way to help your child manage their money and stick to a budget.
No matter what phase of life your children are in, the BeMoneySmart program can help take the guesswork out of planning for your child’s future. Visit BeMoneySmart.org or any of our 18 conveniently located branches for more details.