New resources each week for the South Metro Federal Credit Union community.
Welcome to "The Gotcha Economy" - a world of ever-expanding fees and surcharges designed to extract every last cent from consumers.
Articles and videos from the South Metro Federal Credit Union team.
Credit Reports and Scores
Credit reports and scores determine the rates you pay when borrowing and can affect your...
Risks and Benefits of Credit Cards
Credit cards offer benefits for many consumers, but it's important to understand the risks...
Reading Your Credit Report
A detailed description of what to expect and look for when viewing a credit report.
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From setting goals to paying off loans, the basics of effective budget management.
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A money management course that outlines the basics of financial health - from budgeting to insurance.
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What you need to know to start making a long-term financial plan, from getting married to planning for retirement.
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What to do if you're in financial trouble, from creating a debt reduction plan to your rights when dealing with debt collectors.
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A look at the financial challenges of raising a child.
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An overview of identity theft, including strategies for preventing it and what to do if it happens to you.
Our suite of Financial Education Services (FES) is founded on providing a thorough education and consistent guidance with a confidential personal representative. With this relationship in place, we’ll work with you to determine your broad goals and set tactics for direct outcomes that build credit and help manage debt. We’ll empower you with the mindset, tools and products it takes to make an impact on your financial health.
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