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Before you bolt out the door and head to the local dealer, let’s look at a few tips that might help you find the perfect car: Continue reading ‘Tips For Finding The Right Car’ »
What if you could deposit a check…just by taking a picture of it? It’s a reality at Park Community Credit Union!
Take a look at the commercial for this amazing service, then find out more at Park and check out our mobile banking!
Herviewfromhome.com has published a list of interesting activities to keep the youngins busy all day long:
Recently, the IRS has alerted us that there are email scams being perpetrated using the organization’s name and logo. They have some specific warnings for those particular scam. Here’s the info:
By: Valerie Morency, Lexington Branch
Most people don’t know that there are quite a few differences between credit unions and banks, many of which can be explained simply. Let’s start by naming a few highlights that separate credit unions from banks—and make them better! For one, a credit union is owned and controlled by its members, not by stockholders who may or may not have accounts. This means the decision-makers have a vested interest in the credit unions. The extra earnings credit unions make are returned to Continue reading ‘The difference between banks and credit unions and how you can become a member TODAY!’ »
There is no central repository for statistics on ATM crime, but reports of ATM robberies frequently can be found in just about any local newspaper.
Cash machines at banks are probably the safest bet, but that doesn’t mean you have to steer clear of the ones at malls, airports and sports venues. You can avoid becoming a victim by using some good old common sense and by planning ahead for ATM withdrawals.
The Electronic Funds Transfer Association and the Los Angeles Police Department have provided some great tips for making sure your visit to the ATM is uneventful.
ATM safety tips
1. Always pay close attention to the ATM and your surroundings. Don’t select an ATM at the corner of a building — corners create a blind spot. Use an ATM located near the center of a building. Do your automated banking in a public, well-lighted location that is free of shrubbery and decorative partitions or dividers.
2. Maintain an awareness of your surroundings throughout the entire transaction. Be wary of people trying to help you with ATM transactions. Be aware of anyone sitting in a parked car nearby. When leaving an ATM make sure you are not being followed. If you are, drive immediately to a police or fire station, or to a crowded, well-lighted location or business.
3. Do not use an ATM that appears unusual looking or offers options with which you are not familiar or comfortable.
4. Do not allow people to look over your shoulder as you enter your PIN. Memorize your PIN; never write it on the back of your card. Do not re-enter your PIN if the ATM eats your card — contact a bank official.
Like most folks, you’ve probably started thinking about goals you’d like to set, and achieve, in 2014. In order to help you in that endeavor, here are a few tips on goal setting which will get you started:
Write Goals Down: Talk is cheap! Nothing makes something as real as when it’s down on paper. Continue reading ‘Goal Setting 101’ »
The end of a year is a great time to reflect and analyze your finances from the past 12 months, and prepare for the upcoming year. If your saving account is where you had hoped it would be, it’s a chance to correct your path and make it happen in the new year. Continue reading ‘How was 2013?’ »
Christmas is definitely a time of giving, and two of the biggest question marks when giving is “How much do I tip” and “Who do I tip?”
We found this great guide on tipping…enjoy!
This Christmas, with economic worries being on the minds of most of us, it seems we’ve collectively limited our gift giving, both in the number of gifts we’re buying for each person on our list and the number of people we’re putting on our lists in the first place.
Thriftiness is a virtue, so it’s a positive thing that as Americans we seem to be on an economic diet.
However, the flip side of every strength is its weakness. This is true of thriftiness, in that the flip side is stinginess. What’s the dividing line?
“Thriftiness” is cutting back at your own expense. “Stinginess” is cutting back at the expense of others.
The schedule is out! Get a free picture with Santa at our various branch locations! Check out the schedule here: https://www.parkcommunity.com/membership-perks-extras/stay-connected/