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If You Prefer Ease, Get Yourself a Realtor

March 20, 2017

Excitement, anxiety, frustration—buying or selling a home brings about a flurry of emotions. In both situations, you’re about to shell out some major money. Wouldn’t it be nice to save some cash? Some people think a quick and easy way to do so is to forego a realtor, but before making that important decision, consider […]

Member One Donates $1,000 to Lynchburg Daily Bread

March 17, 2017

  Member One FCU recently donated $1,000 to Lynchburg Daily Bread to help support its mission to provide a healthy and hot meal to the hungry in the community every day of the year. The donation was a result of Member One’s quarterly Denim Days for Charities where employees donate a minimum of $5 in […]

Member One Serves the Community by Accepting Board Appointments at Local Organizations

March 16, 2017

Member One FCU believes in improving the overall quality of life in the communities they serve, specifically by helping people achieve their financial goals. The leadership at Member One supports this philosophy by volunteering their time at local organizations that are also working to improve the community. Recently, three representatives of the Member One executive […]

The Skimmer Scam—How to Protect Your Money from Theft

March 13, 2017

Skimming devices on gas pumps and ATMs are becoming more prevalent in our area, and people are finding themselves the victim of fraudulent card activity. A skimmer is a device installed on the outside of an ATM or gas pump that captures information from the magnetic strip on credit and debit cards. Here are a […]

The Internet Works for Dating. But Mortgages? Keep it Personal.

March 3, 2017

Looking for your soul mate? With the amount of sophisticated algorithms in place to match you with another person, it’s surprising we haven’t moved exclusively to online dating. Unfortunately, those fancy algorithms don’t transfer over to other online affairs, such as choosing mortgage lenders. Technology might lead one to flirt with an online lender, but […]

Simplify Your World with Online Banking and E-services

February 27, 2017

Technology is awesome. What did we do before we could order groceries online and there were dancing drones at the Super Bowl halftime performance? (Okay, that last one doesn’t really help us, but it was still pretty cool). The point is technology has made our lives much easier, and that has transferred to the financial […]

Get to Know Us! One on One with Paul Economy.

February 21, 2017

Financial education is the bee’s knees, but we like to give our readers an opportunity to get to know the people behind the scenes here at Member One. Paul Economy, Chief Retail Officer, has a big anniversary coming up, so we thought it appropriate to put him on the hot seat this month. Where are […]

Term-Life Insurance—An Easy Explanation (You’re Welcome)

February 14, 2017

We’ve been tackling a tricky topic the past few months—insurance. We’ve covered why you should have insurance, GAP insurance, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment. Next, let’s dive into term-life insurance. Term-life insurance is named so because it only covers you for a specified term, typically for 20 or 30 years. The main point of life […]

Is Tax Season the New Scam Season?

February 8, 2017

You’re not the only person excited about your tax return—this is a prime time for scammers. Thousands of people fall victim to these sophisticated scams each year. In the 2016 tax season, the IRS saw an approximate 400 percent increase in phishing and malware incidents. You should be extremely skeptical of any emails or phone […]

The Holidays Will Be Back. Be Ready with a Special Savings Account.

January 30, 2017

Has it been long enough? Can we talk about it now without angst? Let’s give it a shot—Christmas shopping. Still too soon? Well, before you start throwing things at us and letting your anxiety kick in, just hear us out! We’re not asking you to start thinking about lists and shopping malls right now; we’re […]

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