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Categories: Finances

With the current focus on financial institutions, it is important to understand the fundamental differences between credit unions and banks. Below are a few points explaining the principles credit unions are founded on.

Categories: Security, Spending

Shopping is fun, but it's important to understand some tips to help you be a wise consumer! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers the following tips to help you shop wisely and safely.

Categories: Saving

Improving your home’s energy efficiency can also help you improve your cash flow. Here are 5 simple ways to start saving energy and money.

Categories: Planning, Retirement

Calculating a retirement savings goal is one of the most important steps investors can take to help determine if they are on pace to meet that goal. However, less than half of American workers have tried to figure out how much money they will need to accumulate for retirement, and the wide majority of these individuals admit that they either guessed or did their own calculations. What about you?

Categories: Finances, Security

With the holiday season approaching, more consumers will be shopping online. How can you tell that the website you are purchasing from is legitimate? Here are things to look for to determine the legitimacy of a website.

Categories: Updates on FORUM

On Oct. 20, 2011, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. In honor of this special day, FORUM Credit Union invites its members and the whole community to a “FORUM Financial Week” from October 17 through October 21.  Activities at all FORUM branch locations will include free credit checks, budgeting with a branch representative, savings specials, and kid’s activities.

 

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 184 million members in 97 countries worldwide. They exist to serve their members, providing a safe place to save money and access affordable loans. FORUM Credit Union serves over 100,000 members in the central Indiana area and offers 12 branch locations as well as online and mobile banking.

To be successful at anything in life takes planning and effort, and that is especially true when it comes to finances. If you are not diligent and don’t have a plan, you are sure to fail in your efforts. Here is a checklist to help make sure you keep on track and reach your financial goals.

Categories: Updates on FORUM

FORUM Credit Union members regulary complete surveys after various interactions to grade the level of service that was provided to them.  Last month 84% of the credit union members surveyed said they would use FORUM again, and they would recommend a friend, co-worker, or family member to FORUM.  While 84% is great compared to industry standards, we understand the importance of giving the credit union members the highest level of service possible and we want that number to be higher.

Would you recomend FORUM Credit Union to a friend, co-worker, or family member?  If you are not one of the 84% that said yes, we want to know why not.  Click here to tell us what we can do to earn a “Yes” from you.  If you are one of the 84% that said yes, then go ahead and do it.  Click here to tell a friend about FORUM CU.

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