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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 […]

Don’t Wait on Hold—The Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

January 23, 2017

If you’ve got a question or problem with a service, your first step is to call a helpline. As soon as that recorded voice greets you, dread creeps into your mind—how long are you going to have to wait on hold? Let us help you save some time. We asked our team in the Member […]

Get to Know Us! One on One with Nick Hart

January 9, 2017

We wanted to take a step back from our financial education blogs to focus on the human element of Member One—the people who make it all work. This month, we spoke with Nick Hart, Director of Marketing and Business Development, to learn what he does, what advice he’d give, and what his last meal would […]

Sluggish Wallet? Time for a Spending Detox!

January 3, 2017

You know the feeling. You’ve gorged on holiday goodies and wonder if you’ll ever be able to eat again. Your wallet knows the feeling well, too—will it ever be able to pay for anything again after all that holiday shopping? Time for a detox. Here are a few ways to fast your wallet after a […]

Common Financial Myths Debunked

December 27, 2016

Have you ever watched the television show MythBusters? A couple of guys conduct tests on urban legends to see if they’re true or not, usually resulting in blowing something up with explosives. Because this sounds completely awesome, we wanted to bust some common financial myths that continue to circulate. Put on your safety goggles and […]

Member One’s Employees Denim Day Supports STEP, Inc.’s, LIFES Academy

December 22, 2016

Member One FCU Donates $1,000 to STEP, Inc. through its Denim Day for Charities Initiative   Member One Federal Credit Union presented a $1,000 gift to STEP, Inc. on December 22, 2016.   The funding given to STEP, Inc. was raised from Member One’s quarterly “Denim Days for Charities” event. Each quarter, employees donate money […]

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Explained

December 19, 2016

Being an adult is tough. You have to pay rent or a mortgage, cook your own food, and wake up early. But one of the worst things you have to do as an adult is navigate the tumultuous waters of insurance. It can be difficult to understand the different types of insurance options available and […]