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What To Watch For In 2024

The new year has just begun but patterns of cybersecurity risks are already forming. In 2024, the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity faces new challenges that demand heightened awareness and robust defense mechanisms. Let's delve into the biggest cybersecurity risks anticipated in 2024. AI-Powered Attacks: As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more integrated into cybersecurity defenses, cybercriminals are also leveraging AI for…

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Love and Money: Winning Valentine’s Day On A Budget

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while expressing love is priceless, it doesn't mean your wallet should take a hit. This year, let's celebrate with creativity and fiscal responsibility. Here are six fun ways to save money while making your Valentine's Day special. DIY Gifts Straight from the Heart Instead of splurging on expensive store-bought gifts, why not…

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Wander Wisely: A Guide to Protecting Your Finances While Traveling

Traveling is a thrilling adventure, but it comes with its own set of challenges, and financial security is a top priority, especially with fraud and bad actors on the rise. Whether you're exploring a new city or embarking on an international escapade, taking proactive steps to safeguard your finances is crucial. Here's a guide to help you navigate the financial…

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An Investment in the Future: The Benefits of Youth Savings Accounts

An Investment in the Future: The Benefits of Youth Savings Accounts Money. It's something we all need but we don't like to talk about. Avoiding discussing finances is one of the reasons only about a third of Americans have a working understanding of interest rates, mortgage rates and financial risk. Worse, financial literacy is declining, down 19% since 2010. This lack of…

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Safeguard Yourself Against Student Loan Scams

As we usher in winter, millions of borrowers are resuming their monthly student loan payments. But unfortunately, students aren’t the only individuals with money on their mind. If you’re a student or graduate, it's crucial to be aware of online scammers who target borrowers with the aim of cashing in. Here are some strategies for protecting yourself and your finances.…

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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Holiday Savings

For many of us, November and December kick off a season of celebrating, family, feasting, and yes…spending. The holidays are a chance to make memories, but this can also be a time of financial stress—especially if you wait until the last minute to make plans. And let’s be honest: with high interest rates and student loan payments resuming, many of…

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Giving Thanks to our Healthcare Members

This time of year, at Allied Healthcare Federal Credit Union, gratitude is on our minds. For us, gratitude is not just a word—it's a feeling that we hold deep in our hearts. Our credit union has been serving the hardworking members of the healthcare community for years, and as we reflect on our journey, one thing stands out; the unwavering…

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CARE Checking: Bundle of Joy

In the modern world, there's a lot going on. Home maintenance, kids' schedules, a social calendar; adulting is a full-time job—on top of your actual full-time job. And that's when things are going well. Concerns about things you can't control like car trouble, a changing economy and the increasing risk of identity theft or other cybercrime just adds to the pressure.…

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How to Create a Budget During Difficult Times

The following blog has been provided to Allied Healthcare Federal Credit Union by GreenPath Financial Wellness. Learn more about GreenPath at my.greenpath.com Many people are seeing changes in their purchasing power with continued inflation and rising interest rates. Paying more for food, gas, utilities and a variety of other goods and services affects all of us. In addition, consumer debt…

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One Step at a Time: The Path to Getting Out of Credit Card Debt

Picture this: you're standing at the bottom of a steep hill, and at the top is a bright, sunny meadow called "Financial Freedom." The only thing standing between you and that meadow is a mountain of credit card debt. It might seem daunting, but don't worry. Climbing this mountain is entirely possible because, even though this is a metaphorical mountain,…

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