Alive Credit Union News http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/ Most Recent - Alive Credit Union Blog en-US 2018-04-22T10:29:27The 20% Down Myth<p>If you&rsquo;re desperate to own a home of your own, you are likely saving up until you have 20% of your dream home&rsquo;s total value.</p> <p>All that&rsquo;s great, but the fact is you don&rsquo...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/the-20-down-myth2018-04-17T12:29:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/the-20-down-myth 7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash<p>When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it&rsquo;s time to get your house in shape. But there&rsquo;s more than just a neat house awaiting the end of all that hard work. ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/7-ways-to-spring-clean-for-extra-cash2018-04-03T05:29:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/7-ways-to-spring-clean-for-extra-cash A Dozen Tricks To Sell Your Home Quickly<p>If you&rsquo;re looking to sell your home and start over elsewhere, you likely want that sale to happen as quickly as possible.</p> <p>Read on for 12 tricks to sell your home fast:</p> ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/a-dozen-tricks-to-sell-your-home-quickly2018-03-26T02:11:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/a-dozen-tricks-to-sell-your-home-quickly Saving On Home Renovations<p>Is your home in desperate need of a facelift? As you probably know, renovations don&rsquo;t come cheap. In fact, the average kitchen remodel tops $60,000 and bathroom overhauls can cost $18,...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/saving-on-home-renovations2018-03-19T02:42:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/saving-on-home-renovations How to Talk Money with Your Partner<p>What happens when you and your partner have different approaches toward money? How do you bring up this loaded topic without it spiraling into a heated argument?</p> <p>Once again, it&rsquo;s Alive...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/how-to-talk-money-with-your-partner2018-02-21T01:56:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/how-to-talk-money-with-your-partner 4 Incredible Facts in Honor of Black History Month<p>It&rsquo;s Black History Month; so let&rsquo;s celebrate! In honor of Black History Month, Alive Credit Union is proud to share four little-known facts about African American history, along with a ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/4-incredible-facts-in-honor-of-black-history-month2018-02-15T08:22:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/4-incredible-facts-in-honor-of-black-history-month ATM Jackpotting Scam<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;" size="3" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Jackpotting attacks on ATMs have been spreading through Europe and Asia for quite some...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/atm-jackpotting-scam2018-02-08T02:24:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/atm-jackpotting-scam Give Your Home a Sequel Worth Coming Home To<p>Let&rsquo;s face it, we spend a lot of time in our homes. It&rsquo;s the place we look forward to returning to each day, the rooms that our families build countless memories in over the years and ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/give-your-home-a-sequel-worth-coming-home-to2018-02-02T04:43:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/give-your-home-a-sequel-worth-coming-home-to Paying for a Vacation, a Wedding, a New Nursery - Cash vs. Financing, Which is the better option?<p>Americans are working longer and more hours than ever before. Between smartphones, email and an endless list of other technologies, it can be easy to be so tied up in work, (or keeping up with the ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/paying-for-a-vacation-a-wedding-a-new-nursery-cash-vs-financing-which-is-the-better-option2018-02-02T04:38:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/paying-for-a-vacation-a-wedding-a-new-nursery-cash-vs-financing-which-is-the-better-option Alive CU's Neighborhood Market, Eat | Shop | Playhttp://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/neighborhood-market2018-01-26T04:09:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/neighborhood-market 2018 Betty M. Collins Memorial Scholarship<p><a href="https://www.alivecu.coop/documents/Scholarship_Application.pdf"><img alt="Blog_Post_2018_BettyMCollins" src="/images/Blog_Post_2018_BettyMCollins.jpg" /></a></p>http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/2018-betty-m-collins-memorial-scholarship2018-01-22T04:52:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/2018-betty-m-collins-memorial-scholarship Mistakes First-Time Homeowners Make<p><strong>Q:</strong> My husband and I recently decided to buy our first home. Some friends of ours had lots of trouble with the process and wound up buying one they can&rsquo;t really afford. What ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/mistakes-first-time-homeowners-make2018-01-12T07:17:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/mistakes-first-time-homeowners-make Protecting Yourself Against Card Cracking Scams<p>In a recent scam targeting millennials, fraudsters are once again cashing in on people&rsquo;s naivety and goodwill. Only this time, they&rsquo;re using social media to make it happen.</p> <p>What ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/protecting-yourself-against-card-cracking-scams2018-01-11T06:03:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/protecting-yourself-against-card-cracking-scams Combating The Financial Mistakes Of Our 20s And 30s<p>Early in their careers, people tend to focus on the here and now while ignoring the future. As you climb the ladder of success, you might think raises and promotions will never end and that you ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/combating-the-financial-mistakes-of-our-20s-and-30s2017-12-28T05:27:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/combating-the-financial-mistakes-of-our-20s-and-30s Financial Preparation For 2018<p>2018 is almost here &ndash; are you ready?</p> <p>Usher in the new year with plans for financial improvement and resolutions to do more.</p> <p>Here are some tips to get you started:</p> ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/financial-preparation-for-20182017-12-18T07:58:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/financial-preparation-for-2018 Surviving the Holidays With Your Sanity Intact<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;" size="3" color="#000000" face="Calibri">With crowded stores and an ever-growing list of people to shop for, it&rsquo;s easy to...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/surviving-the-holidays-with-your-sanity-intact2017-12-11T08:27:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/surviving-the-holidays-with-your-sanity-intact How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft<p>Chances are, you or someone you know has had their identity stolen at one point or another. Identity theft can be expensive, stressful and extremely complicated to recover from.&nbsp; Here are ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/how-to-protect-yourself-from-identity-theft2017-12-01T05:34:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/how-to-protect-yourself-from-identity-theft How Can I Shop Safely On Black Friday?<p><strong>Q:</strong> I love Black Friday but I worry about the risks. With the possibility of being trampled or of my credit card being compromised, there&rsquo;s so much that can go wrong! How can ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/how-can-i-shop-safely-on-black-friday2017-11-22T03:51:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/how-can-i-shop-safely-on-black-friday We wish you a merry low auto loan rate<p><img width="1024" height="768" alt="Alive_Auto_Digital_2024x768" src="/images/Alive_Auto_Digital_2024x768.jpg" /></p> <h1 style="text-align: center;"><a href="/loans-credit/personal-loans-...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/we-wish-you-a-merry-low-auto-loan-rate2017-11-15T01:26:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/we-wish-you-a-merry-low-auto-loan-rate Holiday Hacks For Traveling College Students<p>With the holiday season fast approaching, college students across the country are thinking about their trips home. Whether you choose to go home for Thanksgiving or Christmas -or both &ndash; if ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/holiday-hacks-for-traveling-college-students2017-11-09T03:16:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/holiday-hacks-for-traveling-college-students Learning Lab | Financial Wellness Courses<p><a href="https://www.greenpathpartner.org/course/partners/YqEUlpX8854%253D/courses/member"><img alt="Learning Lab" src="/images/Learning Lab.jpg" /></a></p>http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/learning-lab2017-10-26T02:23:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/learning-lab Free eBook | Holiday Spending<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;" size="3" face="Calibri" color="#000000">In our most hectic moments, we might call the holidays a giant bundle of stress. There...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/free-ebook-holiday-spending2017-10-18T02:25:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/free-ebook-holiday-spending Hunt Is On: Standing Out In The Modern Job Seeker Pool<p><strong>Q:</strong> My job is feeling uncertain lately, so I&rsquo;ve started looking around at the options, just to be safe. It&rsquo;s been awhile since I did that &ndash; is there anything I ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/hunt-is-on-standing-out-in-the-modern-job-seeker-pool2017-10-06T08:22:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/hunt-is-on-standing-out-in-the-modern-job-seeker-pool The Dos And Don’ts Of Credit Repair<p>Looking for ways to improve an unfavorable credit score? Look no further! Our handy guide will help you get on the road to improving your score.</p> <p><br /><strong>Do: Determine your actual ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/the-dos-and-don-ts-of-credit-repair2017-09-27T07:05:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/the-dos-and-don-ts-of-credit-repair Equifax ® Data Breach<p>On September 7th, 2017, Equifax Inc., a leading credit report provider, announced that a data breach at the company may have potentially impacted approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.</p> ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/equifax-data-breach2017-09-14T12:01:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/equifax-data-breach Hurricane Relief Loan<h1 style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="Emergency Loan" src="/images/Emergency Loan.jpg" /></strong></h1> <h1 style="text-align: center;"><a href="/loans-credit/personal-loans-...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/hurricane-relief-loan2017-09-13T01:30:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/hurricane-relief-loan Can Living Frugally Make You Happier Than When Living Lavishly?<p>We all know that money can&rsquo;t buy happiness. And yet, many people overspend on a lifestyle they believe will make them happy &ndash; only to rack up thousands of dollars in debt. This, in turn...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/can-living-frugally-make-you-happier-than-when-living-lavishly2017-09-08T06:01:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/can-living-frugally-make-you-happier-than-when-living-lavishly Blood Drive!<p>Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 10am-4pm at 9790 Touchton Rd.</p>http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/blood-drive-sept-6th2017-08-31T08:00:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/blood-drive-sept-6th How Common — And How Dangerous — Is Living Hand-To-Mouth?<p style="text-align: justify;">If the news describes someone as living paycheck to paycheck, you might have a pretty good idea of what their life looks like. You might imagine them struggling to get ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/how-common-and-how-dangerous-is-living-hand-to-mouth2017-08-14T07:30:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/how-common-and-how-dangerous-is-living-hand-to-mouth Is It Worth Traveling To See The Total Solar Eclipse?<p style="text-align: justify;">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&rsquo;t happen until...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/is-it-worth-traveling-to-see-the-total-solar-eclipse2017-08-14T02:27:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/is-it-worth-traveling-to-see-the-total-solar-eclipse Creative Ways To Save On Energy Costs<p>Are your summertime electricity bills astronomical? Check out our list of 10 creative ways to trim your bill in the summer and all year &rsquo;round!</p> <div> <p><strong>1.) Plant ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/creative-ways-to-save-on-energy-costs2017-08-03T11:58:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/creative-ways-to-save-on-energy-costs Feeling Stuck In Your Car Loan? Might Be Time To Shop Around!<p>Some bills can&rsquo;t be changed. For other bills, though, a little legwork can make a big difference in your monthly payment. Your car payment is a great example. Refinancing your vehicle loan ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/feeling-stuck-in-your-car-loan-might-be-time-to-shop-around2017-07-25T03:14:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/feeling-stuck-in-your-car-loan-might-be-time-to-shop-around Jacksonville Humane Society Donation Drive<p>The dogs and cats who live at the Jacksonville Humane Society need your help! By donating toys, treats, and food, you are helping their stay in the shelter better. Your generosity will bring joy to...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/jacksonville-humane-society-donation-drive2017-07-19T06:45:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/jacksonville-humane-society-donation-drive #MoneyHacks<p>Are you a regular at Target? If you love the store&rsquo;s wide layout and great discounts, you&rsquo;ll want to know this money hack! Target has a simple system for all markdowns. When the last ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/moneyhacks2017-07-06T02:09:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/moneyhacks Independence Day Celebrations, Yesterday And Today<p>Do you know exactly what happened on July 4, 1776? What do our Fourth of July celebrations commemorate, and why?</p> <p><strong>The Reason We Celebrate July 4</strong></p> <p>July 4, 1776, is the ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/independence-day-celebrations-yesterday-and-today2017-07-03T04:45:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/independence-day-celebrations-yesterday-and-today Get a Healthier Auto Loan<p><a href="/loans-credit/personal-loans-credit/auto-loans.html"><img alt="Alive_autoinfographic_NO_LOGO" src="/images/Alive_autoinfographic_NO_LOGO.gif" /></a></p>http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/get-a-healthier-auto-loan2017-06-26T01:25:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/get-a-healthier-auto-loan 9 Ways To Save On A Vacation<p>Just because you&rsquo;re going on vacation, that doesn&rsquo;t mean your budget has to take a hike. Use these tips to save big and still have a wonderful vacation!</p> <ol> <li>Check AirBNB for ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/9-ways-to-save-on-a-vacation2017-06-26T02:40:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/9-ways-to-save-on-a-vacation Kick Off A Safe And Healthy Summer<p>June 21st, 2017 is the official first day of summer, and for many of us that means time spent outdoors, swimming, picnics and travel. Here are some tips to help keep your family healthy, happy and ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/kick-off-a-safe-and-healthy-summer2017-06-12T03:54:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/kick-off-a-safe-and-healthy-summer Fidget Spinners: Harmless Fad Or Mega Distraction?<p>Unless you&rsquo;ve been living under a rock, you&rsquo;ve seen them practically everywhere. The small plastic gadgets don&rsquo;t do much, but they&rsquo;ve completely overtaken the toy ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/fidget-spinners-harmless-fad-or-mega-distraction2017-06-09T06:36:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/fidget-spinners-harmless-fad-or-mega-distraction The Occupational Outlook Handbook: All The Information You Need And More<div> <p>There are a few milestones in life that prompt us to think about our careers. Choosing a major or graduating from college are obvious markers, but there are other, less happy ones. If you&...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/the-occupational-outlook-handbook-all-the-information-you-need-and-more2017-05-30T02:52:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/the-occupational-outlook-handbook-all-the-information-you-need-and-more Grilling On A Budget: A Blow-Out BBQ That Won’t Break The Bank<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;" size="3" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Hosting a cookout on Memorial Day weekend is an excellent way to celebrate our freedom...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/grilling-on-a-budget-a-blow-out-bbq-that-won-t-break-the-bank2017-05-23T06:06:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/grilling-on-a-budget-a-blow-out-bbq-that-won-t-break-the-bank Safety First: Preparing For Hurricane Season<p>Living near the ocean, with its breathtaking views and temperate climate is ordinarily wonderful. However, there&rsquo;s one big danger associated with coastal living: hurricanes.</p> <p>Statistics...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/safety-first-preparing-for-hurricane-season2017-05-16T12:06:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/safety-first-preparing-for-hurricane-season National Nurses Week 2017<p><img alt="Flyer" src="/images/Flyer.jpg" /></p>http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/national-nurses-week-20172017-05-05T04:00:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/national-nurses-week-2017 Blind Trust in Email Could Cost You Your Home<p>The process of buying or selling a home can be extremely stressful and complex, but imagine the stress that would boil up if&nbsp;&mdash; at settlement &mdash; your money was wired to scammers in ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/blind-trust-in-email-could-cost-you-your-home2017-05-03T02:02:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/blind-trust-in-email-could-cost-you-your-home Slim down your auto loan payment for a healthier budget.<p><a href="https://www.alivecu.coop/loans-credit/personal-loans-credit/auto-loans.html"><img alt="AutoLoanPromo" src="/images/AutoLoanPromo.jpg" /></a></p>http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/introducing-the-payment-diet2017-05-01T01:11:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/introducing-the-payment-diet Four steps to an economy proof mortgage.<p>Whether you&rsquo;re a regular news junkie or you rely on your better half to keep you updated on the latest, you&rsquo;ll get the same conflicting messages about the state of today&rsquo;s ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/four-steps-to-an-economy-proof-mortgage2017-04-21T05:30:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/four-steps-to-an-economy-proof-mortgage Teach Your Little Owls to Fly With Money Talks<h3>The first step to teaching your kids about money is talking about money.</h3> <p>&ldquo;The most effective way to teach is by having frequent discussions and don&rsquo;t ever lecture,&rdquo; said ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/teach-your-little-owls-to-fly-with-money-talks2017-03-22T06:25:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/teach-your-little-owls-to-fly-with-money-talks Managing Health Care Costs<p><img src="/images/infographic_Managing_Health_Care_Costs-_resent.jpg" alt="infographic_Managing_Health_Care_Costs-_resent" width="633" height="1727" /></p> <div class="article-content"> <p>Learn ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/managing-health-care-costs2017-03-15T12:00:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/managing-health-care-costs Financial Wellness Program<p>Alive cares about your financial health.&nbsp; That's why&nbsp;we've partnered with GreenPath Financial Wellness&nbsp;to provide you with access to free, one-on-one financial counseling, debt ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/financial-wellness-program2017-03-08T12:00:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/financial-wellness-program Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week 2017<p><a href="https://americasaves.org/for-savers/participate-in-asw" target="_blank" class="confirm">America Saves Week</a>&nbsp;(February 27 &ndash; March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for ...http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/simple-steps-to-save-successfully-during-america-saves-week-20172017-02-22T12:00:00http://alivecu.coop/about-us/blog/simple-steps-to-save-successfully-during-america-saves-week-2017