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Staycation, here we come! (Or is it stay?)

June 20, 2017

Your social feeds are flooded with beach pictures, and the out-of-office email replies are popping up left and right—it’s vacation season. However, you’ve made a commitment to save this summer (pat yourself on the back!), so a beach trip isn’t in the cards. Just because you’re saving doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy yourself. How […]

Member One Donates $1,000 to the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley

June 16, 2017

Member One recently donated $1,000 to the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley to support its mission of providing programs and services in the NRV community. The donation was a result of Member One’s quarterly Denim Days for Charities where employees donate money in exchange for wearing jeans on a specific day. “We […]

Travel Hacks: How to Save Money While Traveling

June 12, 2017

A wise person once said, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” While perhaps true for personal enrichment, your bank account would probably disagree—traveling ain’t cheap! To soften the financial impact, we’ve come up with a few ways to save while still broadening your horizons. Plan how you’re paying. Talk with […]

Member One Awards Two College Scholarships

June 8, 2017

Member One recently presented two college-bound high school seniors with a total of $6,500 in college scholarships. The two scholarships are annually awarded to high school seniors who will be attending a Virginia college or university after graduation. The Richard L. “Dick” Williams Memorial Scholarship was named for Member One’s first president and CEO who […]

10 Reasons to NEVER Buy a House

June 6, 2017

Aren’t you sick of people telling you that you need to buy a house? Yeah, interest rates are going up, and it may be wise to lock yourself into a low one now. And sure, you could buy a home with no down payment, but who cares? Not us! We think that renting is the […]

Member One Sponsors City Market Saturdays in Downtown Roanoke

May 30, 2017

Helping our members with their financial health is our passion, but a close second is community involvement. That’s why we’re the title sponsor again of Member One’s City Market Saturdays from May 13 to September 30, 2017. This free, family-friendly event features produce and treats from local farmers, handmade crafts, art, and more every Saturday […]

The Car Buyer’s Conundrum: Should I Lease or Buy?

May 30, 2017

Buying a new car is fun—the endless options, the test drives, the haggling (hey, some people love that). But before you jump headfirst into the hunt, ask yourself this: are you going to lease or buy? If you haven’t thought about it, worry not! We’ve done the research and found the key factors to consider […]

It’s Road-Trip Season. Is Your Ride Ready?

May 22, 2017

Get ready for days by the pool, dinner and drinks on the patio, and, our personal favorite, road trips! You’ve got directions, your phone charger, and a killer playlist, but don’t forget the most important part of your trip—your car. Check out these tune-up tips to make sure the only thing you’re worrying about is […]

Get to Know Us—One on One with Tiffany Franklin

May 15, 2017

Tiffany Franklin is the Loan Sales Specialist Team Lead here at Member One. She has two boys, an allergy to trees, and a side hustle to boot! Learn about her role at the credit union, her favorite restaurant, and her dislike of cauliflower in our latest edition of Get to Know Us! Where are you […]

Member One Believes Financial Literacy Means Financial Security

May 8, 2017

Were you taught at a young age the importance of saving and budgeting? Maybe so, but you probably still felt a little lost when you started balancing your own income and expenses. Member One feels a strong commitment to the financial literacy of all our members, from youths to adults, and has a mission to […]