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Why Being Charitable Can Help Improve Your Financial Health

  • November 14, 2019

Being charitable can be one of the best ways to improve your financial health. The money-related advantages of giving back can go way beyond tax write-offs. Developing a habit of charitable giving can also instill new behaviors that lead to better saving, smarter spending, and a greater appreciation for what you have. When you acknowledge those in need around you…

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Things to Consider When Buying a Home

  • November 8, 2019

Buying a home, whether it's your first, second, or third, can be an exciting time. Homeownership can bring a sense of pride. It's something that you've worked hard for and can call your own. It can become your safe-haven, a place to relax, spend time with family and friends, and, most likely, the biggest purchase that you'll make. To sum…

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The Best Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

  • October 29, 2019

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans have had their data compromised from a data breach and one-third (1/3) of breach victims go on to experience identity theft, which takes an average of three months to discover. Despite many consumers’ attempts to safeguard their information, data breaches are getting bigger, hackers are getting savvier, and the amount of compromised data that can…

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The Best Types of Passwords to Protect Your Identity

  • October 11, 2019

Every two seconds, there is a new identity theft victim. That’s 8x more than the occurrence of a car accident. The stats, trends and recent breaches are a reminder of the times we’re living in and the dangers that we all face. Education is the best defense against identity fraud! Below are several quick tips from the Department of Homeland…

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Fantastic Things To Do This Fall in Southern California

  • October 3, 2019

Fall is a favorite season of many - especially for those who live in Southern California. Along with a bit of cooler weather and fewer tourists, there are many great activities, events, and day trip options, which gives none of us an excuse for being bored. Below, are some ideas to add to your Fall ’19 bucket list. Go Apple…

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How To Improve Your Financial Health With A Budget That Works

How To Improve Your Financial Health With A Budget That Works

  • September 6, 2019

By the second half of the month, have you ever wondered where your money went? If you answer “yes”, you’re not alone. A Gallup poll found only about 1/3 of Americans (32%) maintain a household budget. Managing a budget can help ensure that you have money at the end of the month, which can help you feel better about your financial life.…

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Capital One

Capital One Data Breach: Stay Protected with AHFCU Checking

  • August 8, 2019

Last week, Capital One announced that earlier this year, a hacker gained access to more than 100 million of their customers' accounts and credit card applications. A data breach can be a very serious and scary situation, so we want you to be at ease by knowing that our credit union is here for you and that we offer identity…

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Kids Money

How to Help Kids Have a Financially Healthy Life

  • July 31, 2019

One of the best gifts that we can give kids is financial knowledge. Becoming financially healthy at a young age can help kids avoid some of the financial mistakes that many of us have made (and that we’re still learning from). For example, if we had known then, what we know now, the majority of us wouldn’t have so much…

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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Nearly Everyone

  • July 18, 2019

Long days, warm evenings, vacations and no school are a few of the reasons why many people consider summer their favorite season. Summer can also be a great time to become more involved in the community, meet new friends and help others by participating in volunteer opportunities. There are several fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunities to consider. Here are a…

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Ways to Protect Your Identity This Summer

  • June 5, 2019

While identity theft has been around for decades, for many of us, it has not been a concern until recently. Nearly every day, “data breach” or “identity theft” can be found somewhere on a news headline. While it’s not good to live your life in fear, it is wise to be aware of these potential dangers and to take steps…

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