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Simple Money-Saving Advice for Big Families

Simple Money-Saving Advice for Big Families

Posted On: September 21, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: General, Savings, Youth

With each new addition to your family, expenses rise and finances can become more difficult to manage. But that’s no reason not to enjoy having a big family! With these simple and effective money-saving tips, you can maintain peace of mind knowing you’re handling your money in the best way possible.  Check the Discount Stores  Going to a thrift store or discount store is especially helpful when shopping for kids’ clothing. Starting the day they’re born, children grow out of their clothes fast and new clothes shopping can seem endless. Secondhand stores can be lifesavers for large and growing families!  Do Your Research  Before making larger purchases, make sure to do some research and compare what different stores have to offer. You can also find out if any sales are coming up and search for coupons online. Putting a little bit of extra time towards
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Simple Money-Saving Advice for Big Families

Simple Money-Saving Advice for Big Families

Posted On: September 21, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: General, Savings, Youth

With each new addition to your family, expenses rise and finances can become more difficult to manage. But that’s no reason not to enjoy having a big family! With these simple and effective money-saving tips, you can maintain peace of mind knowing you’re handling your money in the best way possible. 

Check the Discount Stores 

Going to a thrift store or discount store is especially helpful when shopping for kids’ clothing. Starting...

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Tags: big family, money-saving advice

Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

Posted On: September 14, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Cybersecurity

Knowing how to protect your business online is crucial as concerns about cyberattacks on small businesses continue to grow. Because smaller businesses don’t have the same amount of security as a big business, they’re prime victims for cybercriminals. Keep reading to learn the best ways to keep your small business out of online danger. 

Always use strong and secure passwords 

This is the most obvious and well-known cybersecurity tip, but...

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Tags: cybersecurity, small business

I’m in Debt – What Should I Do?

I’m in Debt – What Should I Do?

Posted On: August 10, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: General, Loans, Savings

While struggling with debt isn’t uncommon, getting out of it as soon as possible is important. Student loans, car loans, credit cards and other payments can lead to your pile of debt getting bigger and bigger. So, what steps should you take if you are in debt? Keep reading to find out. 

1. Clean Out Your House & Sell What You Don’t Use 

Start small and simply sell the things you don’t need. You’d be surprised how many...

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Tags: debt

You Could Win $10,000 for Saving Your Money

You Could Win $10,000 for Saving Your Money

Posted On: August 7, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Awards, Banking, Savings

Meet Lynette P. who recently won $10,000 just for saving with American First Credit Union! Her Big Prize Savings account paid off in a huge way. When asked how she felt after learning she won, Lynette responded, “I said to my husband, ‘Maybe our luck is changing’ and it did. This is amazing, just amazing.”

You Could Win, Too

Lynette joins a list of lucky savers as the sixth recipient of the $10,000 quarterly prize since the program launched in February 2019....

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Online Safety Tips for Remote Workers

Online Safety Tips for Remote Workers

Posted On: August 3, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Cybersecurity, Digital

Whether you’ve been working from home for a while or just recently started, a refresher on staying safe online is always a good idea. Working remotely comes with being at risk for a cyber-attack, which can be dangerous for your private work data. Read these online security tips to ensure you’re doing what you can to keep cybercriminals away. 

Keep Your Work Covered 

It’s always nice to change up the scenery...

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Tags: online safety, remote

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Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud

Posted On: July 17, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Banking, Credit, Cybersecurity

In the modern world, almost everyone holds a credit card. Reportedly, 7 in 10 American’s have at least one credit card and there are 364 million open credit card accounts in the U.S. as of November 2018.

The reach and popularity of credit cards have made it a major target of fraudsters out there. Many fraud schemes target credit cards, such as skimming (copying the credit card details electronically and duplicating the card), card theft, identity theft, phishing, vishing (voice...

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Credit Union Assists in Fight Against Cancer

Credit Union Assists in Fight Against Cancer

Posted On: June 26, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Community, COVID-19

American First Credit Union (AFCU) donated over $2,700 to Relay for Life of Northwest Orange County this year and participated in their event to raise awareness and funds against cancer.

Covid-19 has changed the way we Relay, an event that American First has been proud to support since 2004. Even though we can’t currently be face-to-face, we continue the support for our community by raising awareness and donations for the American Cancer Society, a cause near and dear to many of...

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Caring First Receives Diamond Award

Posted On: June 23, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Awards, Community, General

American First Credit Union (AFCU) was recently honored with the prestigious Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.

How Caring First Won

AFCU won the Ongoing Events - Diamond Award for the Credit Union’s community service efforts through our Caring First program. Caring First is one of our most prominent community-based programs that was created to give back to communities, engage associates,...

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AFCU Aids Local Homeless

AFCU Aids Local Homeless Organization

Posted On: June 19, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Community, COVID-19, General

As part of our Caring First community service efforts, American First Credit Union (AFCU) donated various supplies to Mary’s Kitchen to assist the homeless population in Orange County, CA. AFCU purchased containers, utensils, and other necessary supplies to help ensure the organization could continually provide and support the community with fresh, clean materials amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19.

Why we want to help

COVID-19 has changed how so many businesses operate,...

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Credit Union Awards $50,000 Grand Prize

Credit Union Awards $50,000 Grand Prize

Posted On: June 19, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Awards, General, Savings

American First Credit Union awarded Nick H. $50,000, the grand prize in our newest savings program, Big Prize Savings (BPS).

Nick is a long-time saver that joined Big Prize Savings in March 2019. When asked how he felt after learning he won, Nick responded, “I’m still dreaming. I haven’t woken up from my dream. My family won’t believe me when I tell them how much I won.” That money is staggering, but AFCU aims to reward members who save their money.

What...
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