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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

7 Naughty Scams to Watch Out for During the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Unfortunately, it’s also the season for scammers to go after your hard-earned dollars. Keep your money safe by reading up on the most common scams taking place this time of year.

1. Phishing emails
Phishing scams abound ahead of the holidays. They can take the form of bogus delivery confirmation requests seeking your information or even a personalized letter to your child from “Santa.” Never share personal information online with an unverified source.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Warming Hearts & Homes is Back. You Click. We Donate!

Community Financial Credit Union is excited to kick off the holiday season with the return of our 7th annual Warming Hearts & Homes charitable campaign! Throughout the month of December, Community Financial will donate up to $40,000 to local nonprofit organizations that provide heat, food, shelter and clothing to families in need.*

The winter months put extra strain on families and some are forced to choose between paying utilities and putting food on the table. Community Financial remains dedicated to supporting the fight against cold and hunger in Michigan each winter.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

10 Restaurant Hacks to Save You Money

Dining out with family and friends is a wonderful experience, but it can take a huge bite out of your budget. No worries though, we’re not going to try convincing you to give up your favorite restaurant! Instead, use these restaurant hacks to trim your bill when dining out.

1. Look left 
When looking at a menu, most people’s eyes drift to the right. Restaurants know this and purposely put their most expensive items on the right side of the menu. Check out the left side of the menu for cheaper options, or appetizers that can make a full meal, before looking right.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Manage Your Finances This Holiday Season

Have you made your gift list and checked it twice, but find that you’re still panicking about how you’ll pay for everything? Learn about your choices so you can spend responsibly and keep your holiday cheer all through the season. Here are some tips to keep your finances in control.

Set a Budget 
Start by creating a budget that works with your plan and your wallet. Write a list of all the people you want to buy for and set a dollar amount for each person. Don’t forget smaller items such as stocking stuffers. If you think you will overspend with credit cards alone, consider using cash to stay within your budget.

Friday, November 16, 2018

School Spotlight: Grand River Academy Students Learn Interviewing Skills

Community Financial is excited for our first year in partnership with Grand River Academy in Livonia! Partnering with Grand River Academy marked Community Financial’s 50th Student-Run Credit Union! Our Student-Run Credit Union program provides students with a fun way to learn real-life skills. Each student who would like to volunteer to work at the Student-Run Credit Union will go through an interviewing process similar to what adults experience. Grand River Academy’s fifth and seventh grade students recently learned how the interviewing process works.

Our Education Partnership Coordinators first teach students the importance of filling out an application in their best handwriting, dressing well for an interview, smiling and making eye contact. First impressions are incredibly important, and students are given the opportunity to practice these skills at a young age! Here are Grand River Academy’s very first potential “hires!”

Education Partnership Coordinator, Amy Pashukewich, instructs potential
student hires on how to conduct themselves in an interview setting.