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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

All You Need to Know About Going Cashless

As our world grows increasingly digitized, many consumers are banishing cash from their wallets and choosing other ways to pay. You may be thinking about following the masses by also getting rid of your cash. Or maybe you’re wondering if every transaction in the country will soon be digitized. Whatever the case, we have answered all of your questions about going cashless on a societal and personal level.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

5 Ways to Trim Your Fixed Expenses

When trying to trim a monthly budget, most people don’t even consider their fixed expenses; however, with just a bit of effort and research, most of these costs can be reduced.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Beware of Debt-Collection Scams

With the pandemic still wreaking havoc on the economy, many people are struggling to pay their monthly bills and meet their debt payments. Unfortunately, scammers are exploiting the financial downturn by tricking unsuspecting victims into paying for debts that don’t actually exist, or by using abusive tactics to collect legitimate debts.

Don’t be the next victim of a debt-collection scam! Here’s everything you’ll need to know to keep your hard-earned money safe.

Friday, December 11, 2020

School Spotlight: Liberty Middle School and Financial Online Resources for Middle School Students

This school year has been a journey (to say the least) for everyone involved. However, through the lens of technology, many new paths have been created on this journey. When school was canceled in March of last year, Education Partnership Coordinators at Community Financial went to work to help teachers engage students in virtual financial education. Life Management teacher, Colleen Ramirez, at Liberty Middle School in Canton, welcomed the help provided. Seventh grade students in Mrs. Ramirez’s classes have had several opportunities to engage in financial education, via online and Zoom classes, with our Education Partnership Coordinators at Community Financial.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

3 Ways to Make Your Holidays Bright (and Safe!)

As the end of the year approaches fast, it’s time we come to terms with the fact that masks and Zoom calls are here to stay for at least the near future. But being health-conscious doesn’t mean you can’t still have a great holiday season! Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or the upcoming New Year, we have compiled 3 different ways to make sure your holidays stay bright—and safe—this year!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

9th Annual Warming Hearts & Homes: You Click, We Donate!

Community Financial Credit Union is excited to kick off the holiday season with the return of our 9th 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 Michigan families in need.

During the winter months, cold weather puts extra strain on families, some of whom are forced to choose between paying utilities and putting food on the table. Not only that, but COVID-19 has put strain on many households as well, which means this may be the hardest winter yet. Community Financial remains dedicated to supporting the fight against cold and hunger in Michigan each winter.