Credit Union of Georgia Blog
Personal finance tips, credit union news & community events.
How to Talk to Kids About Money
Parents may question the best time to start teaching kids about money and many experts answer – the sooner the better.
Do Your Part, Be Cybersmart
Helpful tips for you to remember while traveling, transitioning back to the office, working remotely, and protecting your digital home.
5 Signs You’re on the Path to Becoming Financially Aware
With COVID-related mortgage, rent, student loan and other relief programs ending, being financially aware is more important now than ever. Yet being financially aware goes well beyond managing everyday bills and expenses. Here are 5 signs you are on the right path!
Social Media: 5 Scams that Work
Being alert to potential scams is the best way to protect yourself against fraud and identity theft. Learn tips on how to stay safe and the five scams you may not be thinking about.
5 Steps to Prepare for a Big Purchase
Learn how to make a milestone purchase the financially smart way.
Family Vacation Planning: How to Teach Your Kids About Mindful Spending (And Have Fun Doing It)
Going on vacation is a great time to provide some financial education to your kids. Let them help you plan a vacation that won’t break the bank by following these three tips.
Credit Union of Georgia Named Great Place to Work Certified
The Credit Union proudly scored with an 80% rating of employees saying it was a great place to work compared to the 59% rating typical U.S. based companies receive.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bills You Should Pay First
Although everyone’s financial situation is unique, here are some general rules of thumb for which payments to prioritize.
Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
These sophisticated scams take many shapes and target the victim’s identity as well as their wallet.
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!
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.
Introducing Credit Union of Georgia's Mobile Wallet
Enjoy all the benefits of your Visa® card on devices you use everyday!
Unemployment Fraud: How it Works and How to Fight It
Saving Money Isn’t a Luxury – It’s a Necessity
Learn why it is crucial to start saving now and tips for getting started!
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.
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.
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.
Make this Holiday Season Stress Free
New Online Banking Solution Is Here
Our new digital banking experience provides convenience with enhanced security, new features and functionality.
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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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.
Merging Your Money When You Marry
The financial decisions that you make now can have a lasting impact on your future.
Decoding Your Financial Aid Offers
6 Tips You Should Know Before Making the Big Decision
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.