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Where to Put Money During a Recession

With high interest rates, slowing growth, and large falls in stock values, many experts now expect the U.S. to enter a recession in the coming months. Do you know where to put money during a recession? We look at some safe places to stash your cash while still allowing it to grow.

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Types of CDs to Maximize Your Earnings

A certificate of deposit (CD) is a great way to invest your money. It typically offers a higher interest rate than a savings account, and some types allow you to add more money throughout the term.

Not all CDs are alike, however. Some offer important benefits and features that may make them a better choice for your needs. The following are five types of CDs that Credit Union of America offers.

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How to Build an Emergency Fund (Guide)

Many financial experts recommend building an emergency fund to stop unforeseen expenses from turning into debt or long-term financial difficulties. We break down how to build an emergency fund and take a look at some tremendous risk-free ways to turbo-charge your savings.

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Holiday Fraud and Scams

As the holiday season approaches, CUA is seeing an increase in fraud against our members. Financial fraud is not specific to CUA members. Here are the most common scenarios and tips for keeping your financial information and accounts safe.

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FREE CUA Shred Days in 2022!

CUA will be offering 4 FREE shred days in 2022! Bring your old documents to one of the following locations for secure, onsite shredding. 

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Credit Union vs. Bank Mortgages: What's the Difference?

If you’re in the market for a mortgage, you may be wondering the differences between a credit union mortgage vs. bank mortgage. Click here to learn more!

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Financial Adulting 101 (a beginner’s guide)

As we start to understand the value of money and walk out into the world away from the safety of our parents, no one gives us a manual on "adulting." As a result, none of us are totally prepared for living on our own, paying the bills, saving for the future, and handling those unexpected surprises. Surprises occur over our entire lifetime, and while practice helps, preparation makes them less stressful. We’ve all heard, "prepare for the worst and hope for the best." It’s not a bad saying, but hope doesn’t directly make things happen. Hope is good for maintaining a positive attitude, but preparation takes hope even further.

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