Category: Education

How to Use Home Equity: Understanding the Power of Your Home

At 1st Ed Credit Union, we understand the power of owning a home. Beyond the joys of having a place to call your own, home ownership can also come with profound financial benefits. Building home equity is one of the most significant financial advantages of owning a home. That equity can then be used in […]

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Are Credit Unions Safer than Banks in a Collapse?

  As a result of the recent banking crisis, which started in March 2023, many people have feared for the safety of their money – wondering if the financial institutions they use will also collapse. In this article, we will respond to some of the common questions posed by our members recently: Are credit unions […]

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Refinancing to Pay off Debt: Options and Pros and Cons

If your family is experiencing more debt than usual,  you are certainly not alone. In 2022, the average household carried $165k in debt between credit cards, mortgage and auto loans, and student loans. You may be wondering if refinancing to pay off debt is a good idea and what your options are.  Refinancing to pay […]

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What is MFA, and what does it mean for me?

We’re making changes to keep you safe. We will be implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to access online and mobile banking.  MFA provides an extra layer of protection by requiring 2 pieces of identity verification. What this means: After entering a Username and Password in online or mobile banking, you will be prompted to receive a […]

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Financial Responsibility: Strategies for Navigating Tough Times

It’s no surprise that tough times can be difficult to navigate. Many people find themselves in a situation where they are unable to make ends meet or struggle to provide for their families. However, with careful planning and smart decisions, it’s possible to make the most of even the worst situations and create financial responsibility.  […]

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Checking In On Your Credit

We all know how important it is to have a good credit score, but do you know how to check it? Lenders will request a copy of your credit report when you apply for a loan, but you can also check on your own once each year from each of the three main credit reporting […]

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Why Getting a Car Loan Through a Credit Union Is Just Better

Yes, there is a difference. Where you finance your auto loan may not be at the top of your shopping list – not above model, mileage, safety, and space. But you don’t want this to be an afterthought. There are definitely advantages to financing a car through a credit union over a dealer – or […]

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Pros and Cons of Student Loans

If you or a family member are considering the options of paying for college, it is important to determine what is best for your situation first. There are many pros and cons of student loans, and at 1st Ed Credit Union, we believe in transparency with our customers. We understand that while loans provide a […]

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Stay Smarter than Scammers!

With fraud involving cryptocurrency and online payment systems on the rise, it’s more important than ever to be cautious with your financial information. Just recently, a scam in Dauphin County cost one individual $16,000 (Read the story here.)! Don’t let your account be the next target; keep these practices in mind to keep your information […]

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Nail Your Home Improvement Project With a Plan

Spring is the season when everything seems to wake up, and all that fresh energy may have you dreaming of something new around your home. Whether you’re thinking of a simple update, necessary repairs, room makeover, or major remodel, you need a home improvement project plan to get the job done right.  Having your project […]

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