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In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, financial literacy has emerged as a cornerstone of personal empowerment and long-term financial well-being. However, Americans collectively owe more than $800 billion in credit card debt and 25% of Americans say they don't have anyone they can ask for trusted financial guidance. Being committed to your financial healthcare for life means that Allied wants to be your…

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Forget Uncle Sam, Look Out for Uncle Scam

They say that nothing is certain except for death and taxes. Sadly, we might have to add a third thing to this list: cyber criminals angling for your money. Fraudsters are trying to take advantage of people eagerly awaiting their tax refund by running scams that have defrauded Americans to the tune of $5.7 billion in 2022, according to the…

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Life’s a Beach with Allied Healthcare FCU

At Allied Healthcare Federal Credit Union, we love our community. Long Beach is our home and healthcare workers are our people and it fills us with pride when we get to show up for both. We had a blast participating in MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital annual Beach Day on August 4, in which the hospital transforms an auditorium…

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Take Your Financial Wellness to School

As summer draws to a close, the back-to-school season approaches, and it's time to start preparing for the academic year ahead. While you focus on gathering school supplies and organizing schedules, it's essential not to overlook the financial aspect of getting yourself or your family ready for the classroom. Let’s explore some smart money moves to help your finances make…

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Mid-Year Money Checkup: 5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Health

Summer is in full swing and so is peak travel season. And while July is a prime time to get outdoors and cash in on any plans you may have—at home or beyond—the reality is that financial concerns (and recent credit interest rate spikes) remain a pain point for many of us. Here are five steps to take to boost…

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You Should Be Highly Interested In High-Interest Accounts

If you're like most people, you probably think of a checking account as the place where your paycheck finds a home. You deposit your hard-earned money and watch as it slowly gets chipped away by bills, expenses, and the occasional splurge on avocado toast. But what if there was a checking account that actually cared for you, where your paycheck…

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Breaking the (Uni)code

Noticė anything unusuaI about this sentence? Probably not, unless you are looking really closely. But, take another look at “Noticė.” What’s that little dot doing over the “e?” That’s called a homoglyph, which refers to two characters, or glyphs, that look similar but are not quite the same. We’d be really impressed if you caught this but the “L” in…

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New Year, New Money Habits

Small Changes for Improving Your Financial Health during 2021 Now is a great time to look at our everyday habits – whether those habits relate to our health and fitness or our money habits as we manage many financial challenges. A habit is a routine behavior that gets repeated regularly and tends to occur without much conscious thought. Many of…

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What Do I Do If I See an Unknown Transaction on My Account?

It is essential to get in the habit of regularly checking all your debit and credit card accounts for signs of unauthorized transactions. If you see a charge that you believe you did not make, it may mean that someone has gained access to your account information and is making fraudulent purchases. Although identity theft and fraud are rising, it…

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2 Life Insurance Myths That May Be Putting You at Risk

Recent studies have shown that nearly half of U.S. adults don't have life insurance. According to LIMBRA's 2020 Insurance Barometer Study, 46% of the nation's adults have no life insurance, which may be putting their families at risk for financial devastation. This stat might seem shocking —since few families can afford to lose their primary income. In fact, according to…

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