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Personal finance tips, credit union news & community events.

Scams: What's Old is New Again

Don’t be fooled by scams that are making the rounds again. Learn about the new techniques scammers are using on old tricks.

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Credit Union of Georgia President & CEO Named Top 10 in 10

Credit Union of Georgia is honored to announce the recognition of their President & Chief Executive Officer, Brian Albrecht as one of Cherokee County’s Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch.

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The Rise of Digital Wallets and Contactless Transactions

We break down what a digital wallet is and how to keep it secure. Add your Credit Union of Georgia Visa® Card to your mobile wallet today!

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5 Smart Tips for Purchasing Your Dream Car

Before you go car shopping pump the brakes. We have created 5 easy tips to help save you money and set yourself up for financial success!

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Credit Union of Georgia Raises Nearly $5,000 for Local Charities

The Credit Union recently hosted a Charitable Contributions Raffle to raise money for local charities.

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3 Tried and True Facts About Personal Finances

No matter your age or stage in life, it pays to know the facts about personal finances. Here are three facts to know to get on the right track.

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How Much Home Can You Afford?

With historically low interest rates, there has never been a better time to finance a Mortgage with your Credit Union! Learn how to determine how much home you can afford.

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What is Home Title Theft?

Learn the difference between Home Title Theft and Loan Fraud, and how Credit Union of Georgia can protect you against the effects of both, no matter where the fraud occurs.

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Credit Union of Georgia’s Grand Opening in Hickory Flat – A Huge Success

Credit Union of Georgia is excited to showcase our newest branch location with after-hours Smart ATMs with Teller Assist as well as share with the community a variety of exclusive Grand Opening Specials.

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Financial Literacy for Kids

Practical money management skills learned at an early age can have a lasting impact on the rest of your child’s life. Learn some great ways to teach your kids about money.

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Bills You Should Pay First

Although everyone’s financial situation is unique, here are some general rules of thumb for which payments to prioritize.

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Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

These sophisticated scams take many shapes and target the victim’s identity as well as their wallet.

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The 5 Factors That Affect Your Credit Score (And Simple Ways to Boost Them!)

Credit is essential to helping you meet your financial goals. Learn the 5 factors that influence your score and how to boost it!

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Tax Fraud: The IRS Dirty Dozen List

Each year the IRS reports on the “Dirty Dozen”, a list of the 12 most prevalent tax crimes of the year.

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Introducing Credit Union of Georgia's Mobile Wallet

Enjoy all the benefits of  your Visa® card on devices you use everyday!

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Unemployment Fraud: How it Works and How to Fight It

Take a quick look at how this scam works. It is important to know how to react quickly to minimize the damage.
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Saving Money Isn’t a Luxury – It’s a Necessity

Learn why it is crucial to start saving now and tips for getting started!

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Four Dangerous Stimulus Scams

Reports of stimulus payment-related fraud have sharply increased following the passage of the second stimulus package. Stay vigilant and watch for these four dangerous fraud tactics.

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Top 10 Identity Theft Myths

Learn about the Top 10 Identity Theft Myths and suggested resolutions for the new year that will better protect your identity both online and offline.

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4 Finance Topics Every Kid Should Know

It’s never too early to learn how to handle your money. Start now to help your child be ready for the future.

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Make this Holiday Season Stress Free

Our top 4 tips to save on the holidays PLUS a holiday budgeting worksheet created by our partner GreenPath Financial Wellness.

 

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New Online Banking Solution Is Here

Our new digital banking experience provides convenience with enhanced security, new features and functionality.

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5 Pros & Cons of 401(K) Rollover

Should you rollover your 401(K) or leave it where it’s at? Our latest guide, 5 Pros & Cons of 401(K) Rollovers, provides insights.

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If you want a bank that will truly help and go out of their way to take care of your needs you have found it! I have been banking with the institution for 30+ years and our whole family is here. We are like family here, you get out what you put into relationships!

Jim H.

5 Tips for Managing Your Finances Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Having a defined set of options and a clear understanding of your financial picture not only helps to better prepare you for the future, but can also make you feel more confident and less stressed about factors outside of your control.

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Merging Your Money When You Marry

The financial decisions that you make now can have a lasting impact on your future.

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Decoding Your Financial Aid Offers

6 Tips You Should Know Before Making the Big Decision

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How is Your Credit Score Calculated?

Ever wonder how your credit score is calculated? It is a common question and can be helpful to explore.

How is Your Credit Score Calculated?