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With the end of the year rapidly approaching, people may find their focus shifting to holiday plans and family events. Traditionally this also means home buying plans take a backseat to the coordination of Thanksgiving dinner and thoughts about how to pay for all the holiday festivities coming up. Actually, now might be a really good time to focus on what it takes to buy your first home.

Part of buying a home is figuring out what it takes to make it all come together. The fun part is deciding where to look, how many bedrooms you need and if you finally get that game room with the large screen TV. The not-so-fun part is figuring out how much that all costs, what sort of down payment is required and what your monthly budget will look like with your dream home in hand. That’s why planning is very important, and what better time than now to work on putting it together? Continue reading

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Tarrant Area Food Bank provides nearly 2 million meals each month across 12 counties surrounding Fort Worth through the donations of generous people and businesses. EECU supports this cause each year through a food drive.

Now through December 18, bring non-perishable food items to any EECU branch to donate to our annual food drive. All donations will be delivered to Tarrant Area Food Bank immediately following the drive, and we want to wow them with the generosity of our donors.

Annual Food Drive Pounds of Food Donated
2014 Goal: 1500
2013 1300+
2012 769
2011 818

List of Accepted Items (Non-Perishable Only)

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As credit union employees, service is in our blood. It’s not just a paycheck that brings us to work each day. Rather, we’re driven by the opportunity to help our members achieve their goals and invest in the community where we live. That commitment impacts every part of our business, and is why EECU has been named one of the Best Credit Unions to Work For by Credit Union Journal. Continue reading

Saving money isn’t just about making a transfer to your savings account when you have extra money available. It’s about living within your budget so you can pay yourself and stop relying on your next paycheck before it even arrives. So we want to see how you save.

Now through November 21, connect with us on Facebook to submit a photo, image or video demonstrating how you save money, and you could win up to $500 toward your savings account!

Visit EECU on Facebook to Enter

Official Rules

141003 Debit MasterCard Benefits

EECU recently began converting all member debit cards to MasterCard® in order to offer members benefits not previously available. Here you’ll find more information about these benefits. For full details, please review the MasterCard® Guide to Benefits for Debit Cardholders that will arrive with your card.

Extended Warranty

Doubles the original manufacturer’s (or U.S. store brand) warranty of 12 months or less on most item you purchase with your Debit MasterCard®.*

Price Protection

If you make a purchase with your Debit MasterCard® and then see the same product advertised for a lower price within 60 days, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the price difference. You can take advantage of this benefit four times each year and may receive up to $250 per claim.* Continue reading

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Saving money for retirement or buying a house can seem like a pipe dream for people living from one paycheck to the next, just trying to stay caught up on their bills.

The “paycheck-to-paycheck cycle” means every paycheck you receive barely covers all of your regular financial obligations, like student loan repayments, car loans, rent and groceries. Living this way puts you at greater financial risk, as a job loss or an unanticipated expense like a major car repair can put you in a real tough spot.

If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, you’re basically living without a financial “safety net.” In addition, it’s tough to really enjoy yourself if you’re constantly worrying about where every dollar goes. Here are three ways to get started on the right track. Continue reading