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Saving Smarts - Teaching Kids Smart Money Management5/25/2018

We want our kids to be money savvy. Our latest blog post offers tips for conversation starters and more for you to teach your kids money skills! 

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Should I Refinance My Home Mortgage?5/22/2018

Want to refinance your house? It can save you thousands, but be sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. Our guide will help you decide!

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4 Ways to Bring Your Dream Kitchen to Life5/15/2018

Looking to freshen up your kitchen? It’s less expensive than you might think to give the hardest-working room in your house a new look!

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Beware of Tech Support Scams5/10/2018

Scammers demanding access to your computer to “fix” problems are on the prowl. Find out how to identify the fakes and keep your data safe!

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Mother's Day Savings5/8/2018

Did mom teach you to be thrifty? Show her you were paying attention with a thrifty Mother's Day celebration. Show your love AND your good sense!

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Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions About VA Loans5/3/2018

Are you a Veteran? Read on for a look at the benefits of these underused and misunderstood loans.

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft5/1/2018

Identity theft is one of the most nefarious crimes out there. Read on for seven ways to help protect yourself.

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Be Aware: Social Media Scams 4/26/2018

Social media scams are the biggest online threat today, and you can get buried under fake friend requests, bogus links and other cheats. Read our tips to stay safe!

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How Should I Use My Tax Refund?4/24/2018

Got your tax refund? You might be tempted to spend it all, or maybe your friend needs a loan. We’ve got some better ideas!

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Video: Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan4/19/2018

Get pre-approved for a MCCU Car Loan now!

Want to skip the Dealer trip? Shop for your new car now with Autoland!

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Buying a Home: The 20% Down Myth4/17/2018

Contrary to what most people think, you do NOT need 20% down to buy a house! See our tips on other mortgage options, and on why a lower down payment might be a great idea!

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5 Things to do Today to Help Your Future4/12/2018

College can be fun, but it’s also time to prep for the real world! Read our tips and you’ll be a big step ahead when it’s time to graduate and go job hunting!

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How To Fund an Emergency4/10/2018

Got a money emergency? From personal loans and credit cards to 401(k) loans and borrowing from family, you’ve got options … but choose carefully!

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7 Ways to Spring Clean for Extra Cash4/5/2018

Don’t let spring cleaning get you down! You can sell your excess stuff of all types to make some extra cash after you clean. We’ll show you how!

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Rising Interest Rates4/2/2018

Interest rates on everything from credit cards to mortgages are on the rise, but at least your savings will earn better returns!  Get the facts!   

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Why Choose a Credit Union?3/27/2018

Fed up with fees and poor service? Looking for great service and better rates on loans and deposits? Join a credit union!

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A Dozen Tricks To Sell Your Home Quickly3/21/2018

 If you’re getting ready to sell your house, we’ve got 12 tips that will help you get a buyer quickly and sell for a great price! You’ll be closing in no time!

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Protect Yourself from Medical Identity Theft3/19/2018

Medical identity theft is the latest threat to your finances. Scammers get your Medicare or insurance information and wreak havoc! We’ve got tips to stay safe.   

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Saving on Home Renovations3/14/2018

Is it time to remodel your kitchen? We’ve got tips that can save you thousands of dollars and still leave you with the gourmet enclave of your dreams!

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How To Use the Money Envelope System3/9/2018

Monthly budgeting is a necessary evil, but the envelope system can make it easy! Split up your money, spend carefully and don’t cheat and you’ll do great!

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Teaching Kids About Working for Your Money2/27/2018

One of the most fundamental financial lessons your kids are going to have to learn is about how you work for your money. 

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What Were the Actual 2018 Tax Changes?2/26/2018

Are you confused about all the taxcode changes this year? Ready to file your taxes but worried about making mistakes? Rest easy!  We’ve got a rundown on all the changes!

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What To Look For In Your First Job2/26/2018

Is graduation coming soon for you? With college ending, it’s time to start your job hunt. We’ve got #tips!

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How to Talk Money With Your Partner2/22/2018

Ready to talk about money with your partner? It doesn’t have to be a fight! Use our tips to make it friendly, productive and simple.

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7 Easy Ways To Give Your Kids A Financial Education2/13/2018

Do you have young children or grandchildren? Have you talked to them about money and finances yet? It's never too early!

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MCCU on the KTLA Morning News!2/12/2018

KTLA Weekend News Anchor Chris Burrous talks about his visit to MCCU and more!

 

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FAQs About Share Secured Loans2/8/2018

Wondering about share secured loans? Here’s all you need to know about this unique product that can provide a low interest rate plus credit building and repair.

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Don’t Panic: Filing Taxes As A College Student2/5/2018

Imagine skipping a day of class, then coming into the next session and seeing a test. You open the packet and see what appears to be gibberish staring back at you. Everyone else around you seems to have a perfect grasp of what’s going on, but you’re just stumbling in the dark.

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Ready, Set, Go.... to College!2/2/2018

The process of a child leaving home is a major milestone that is made extra complex because of the emotions it generates. The reality, though, is that there are some very concrete things that can be done to smoothe this transition.

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Recommend MCCU and Get Paid!1/30/2018

Tell your friends about MCCU and you can both earn up to $75 each! 

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What is a Health Savings Account and Can I Open One?1/24/2018

If you're on a high-deductible health plan and want to get a possible tax break, you should consider opening a Health Savings Account (HSA). It allows you to make tax-deductible contributions, and the earnings in your account grow tax-free.

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Energy Saving Tips – What To Look For When Buying New Appliances1/22/2018

Don’t let a new appliance drive your power bill up! We’ve got tips to help you pick the right one for your needs!

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Six Tax Scams to Avoid1/18/2018

Tax time is here! And reports of scams are rising. Make sure you and your family are aware of the scams going on, so you can keep your finances and personal information safe!

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Avoid These First-Time Homeowner Mistakes1/16/2018

Q: My husband and I recently decided to buy our first home. Some friends of ours had lots of trouble with the process and wound up buying one they can’t really afford. What can we do to buy our dream home without that grief?

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Infographic: Why Your Child Needs a Youth Account 1/10/2018

Starting a savings account for your child when they're young is crucial to teach them the importance of saving and managing money. MCCU offers accounts for kids and teens, with a minimum opening deposit of only $5! Read the inforgraphic below for valuable information!

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How Will You Use Your Tax Refund?1/8/2018

Tax season is upon us! If you're lucky enough to get a refund, how do you plan on spending (or saving!) it?

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7 New Year’s Resolutions For A Richer 20181/1/2018

The New Year is a time of renewal; use it to make bold financial changes. If you’re looking for resolutions to improve your personal finances, check out these seven ways to make 2018 the year of the dollar!

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Combatting The Financial Mistakes Of Our 20s And 30s12/22/2017

Early in their careers, people tend to focus on the here and now while ignoring the future. As you climb the ladder of success, you might think raises and promotions will never end and that you have forever to plan for the future. Surprisingly, though, the future comes faster than you can imagine.

Here are the six most common and avoidable mistakes younger people make:

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