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A New Way to Think About Cash

Published: June 14, 2022

The old saying is that time is money, but money can also be time if you look at it a different way. Retired investors living off withdrawals might want to think of their portfolios in terms of how they support their spending needs over the next year and 30 years from now, which can create a compelling linkage between investments and their spending purpose.

How to Pay for Summer Fun: Financing Boats, RVs and More

Published: June 7, 2022

Summer is the season to hit the great outdoors, and having a new toy, like a boat or RV, is a dream for many people. But with interest rate hikes, spikes in the cost of oil and general economic uncertainty, you may be hesitant to make a big purchase right now. Financing options, such as a secured loan, can make the purchase more manageable by spreading out payments.

What Rising Prices Could Mean for Your Retirement Plans

Published: May 26, 2022

About 1 in 8 Gen Xers and baby boomers say they've postponed or considered postponing retirement due to inflation, according to a March 2022 survey by the Nationwide Retirement Institute. With an inflation rate over 8% and hitting a 40-year high, coupled with a stock market that's seen a double-digit percentage drop since the start of the year, people's concerns aren't misplaced. If your stop-work date is on the horizon, here's what you should understand about how inflation affects your retirement.

Should You Fly or Drive This Summer?

Published: May 18, 2022

With the cost of everything rising faster and faster, it can be hard to build a reliable travel budget. Will gas prices rise or fall by the summer? And will airfare costs keep pace? The question of whether it's cheaper to fly or drive is an old travel conundrum, but the many factors affecting travel in 2022 make it a challenging one to answer simply

For Summer Travel Deals, Stay Off the Beaten Path

Published: May 11, 2022

With so many factors pushing travel prices upward, where are the deals? And what destinations should budget-conscious travelers avoid altogether?

Is 0% Credit Utilization Good For Credit Scores?

Published: May 3, 2022

Maintaining a 0% utilization rate on all your credit card accounts can help your credit scores, but you can achieve excellent scores without doing so. A low utilization rate, preferably under 10%, is ideal. You do risk hurting your credit scores if your utilization exceeds about 30%, but also if you never use your credit cards at all. Here's the rundown on utilization and credit scores.

Members' Voice Testimonials

I feel my money is safe, the service has always been top-notch and we've found it easy to use even though I probably haven't set foot in one of the branches in five years. Joining the credit union is one of the smartest things I've done.

USSFCU has been my first banking option for over 40 years - no fee atms - my grands are now members of the credit union and value their credit union membership also.

USSFCU staff continues to be the best and always has my best interest.

The USSFCU has been an important part of my financial situation and has provided outstanding service.

Every experience with USSFCU has been extremely good right from the start. Our main account with USSFCU is a HELOC with zero over prime rate, which is almost unheard of. The customer service has always been excellent. And when we asked for a temporary payment break to navigate and reorient professionally due to the sudden and temporary financial im...

I've always been treated very professionally and the person caring for my financial needs always listened to me and helped me in a way that was not stressful and beneficial to me.

USSFCU has never failed us in its' role of being the best bank ever. All the personnel are professional, friendly, efficient and have more than earned our trust, appreciation and admiration. We admire the way they are constantly evaluating, adapting and growing their services for the benefit of its' members. We are very grateful to have had this im...

Magnificent people, great help during the hard times.

I've been banking here for over 20 years it's the best customer service. Credit card interest rates don't gouge at USSFCU. It's a wonderful place to bank.

Very personable, solution based and takes an interest in your situation.

Provides excellent customer service and this is demonstrated by their great attention to detail. USSFCU provides excellent financial products and professional communication.

I joined in 1975 when I began my 41 year career in the U.S. Senate. It was a family and still is - one to be depended on in times of need and for advice.

The credit union provides relatively good services and the security updates to the system are noticeable.

All of my children and grandchildren have USSFCU accounts now. I really admire USSFCU and its staff completely, they have always looked out for my interests.

Outstanding online and mobile banking services. Professional, Courteous, knowledgeable responsive staff!

I am very satisfied to belong to this institution and whenever I need support it is good to know that I count on you.

This credit union is the best, I love the customer service and you can't beat the interest rates. I'm happy to be a member of this great credit union.

Great staff helping all the time. Just a very well run company always good service.

Always good service, especially when I telephone in. I have another credit union where, every time I call in, I have to wait a considerable amount of time before reaching a representative. When I worked on the Hill, it always was a pleasurable experience coming to the credit union office, whether to make a deposit or apply for a loan.

Customer service via the phone is very helpful and easy to accomplish requests.

Care about their clients and concerned about making sure they have the best rates and packages.

USSFCU has always been accommodating, easy to work with, and staff are always kind. I have every intention of keeping my account with this bank for a long, long time.

The branch manager introduced herself and was extremely helpful. She stated that if there is anything we ever need to please let her know. Very positive experience!

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