Security CU Blog

Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Money for YOUTH MONTH

Children playing the game of Monopoly.

It’s never too early to begin teaching kids about money and with it being Youth Month at Security CU, it makes it the best time to do so! Responsible money management is a vital skill they will carry throughout their lives. However, the subject isn’t always the most entertaining, especially for younger children. Many find…

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Smishing – Text Message Scams

A pone with a text message shown on the screen sent by a scammer.

Scams sent to your phone via text message, also known as Smishing, are getting more sophisticated every day. Here at SCU, we care about helping protect your personal information, accounts and financial well-being. To help, here are some common text scams and how to report unwanted SPAM texts. Top 10 Text Message Scams to Avoid…

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Why Certificates of Deposit are Becoming Popular?

"Certificate of Deposit" with SCU logo

After a year of surging prices, members are still grappling with the effects of rising inflation. Add in the rocky performance of Wall Street, and people are looking for a silver lining. One such opportunity is beginning to shine as savings rates also start to climb – it’s called a certificate of deposit (CD). Certificates…

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Welcome Toledo Members!

Greetings from Toledo, Ohio

We are excited to announce that as of  June 1, 2020, we have completed a merger with Focus Federal Credit Union (FFCU) and we are now able to offer our products and services to residents and businesses in Greater Toledo and the Port Clinton area in Ohio! This merger is beneficial for the members of…

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ATTENTION: Holiday Online Shoppers! Create a Christmas Budget.

Holiday shopping on laptop

The largest shopping season is upon us! Online shopping has become prevalent for gift buying and is easier than ever. We’re seeing that consumers prefer online shopping due to the convenience. More sites are offering free shipping as well as better online deals than what can be found in the stores. Amazon alone is a…

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Security Credit Union Expands Field of Membership

Now Serving All of Michigan

We have exciting news for you that we can’t wait to share! SCU recently expanded our field of membership to include any “Persons who live, work worship, or attend school in, or business or other legal entities located in any county within the state of Michigan.”  What does this mean, you may ask? Before the…

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Online Bill Pay. It’s better than you think.

Person Using a Laptop Computer

Bill Pay is a tool you don’t want to continue missing out on. Do you ever get frustrated by the amount of bills you have to pay each month? Or, what about the frustration of remembering which date each bill is due? I get it. These are the types of things we don’t want to…

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Homeowner Utility Cost Savings Tips

As a homeowner, there are different ways to help lower costs on utilities, some give an immediate impact on your cost savings and others help to extend the life of utilities such as appliances or HVAC (heating and cooling) systems. Let’s take a look at what we can do. In my house, like most homes,…

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Fraud – ‘Tis the season to be on high alert!

While many of us are in the spirit of giving, some are in the spirit of taking.  The Christmas season is a favorite for fraudsters. Are you busy with life, and doing some online shopping this season? Here are some tips to stay safe: Check that you’re on a secure site. Look for the padlock in…

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Back to School: 5 Time Saving Tips for Parents

A school bus, waiting for happy kids to load in.

Our blog has been very quiet lately, and in case you’re wondering why, it’s because we’ve all been very busy here at the credit union. We’ve been hard at work teaming up with a great partner to release a new mobile banking app later this year and we’re preparing for a change to how we…

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