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

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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

140930 Mandeville Scholarship

Are you a high school senior? Are you or your parent/guardian an EECU member? Then it’s time for you to apply for a Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship!

We’re seeking six deserving students to award $5,000 scholarships to help pay for college—three awards for students pursuing a career in education, and three awards for students in other fields of study. If you meet the following eligibility requirements, download an application and submit it to us by January 31, 2015. Continue reading

During the past year, you’ve seen a new tagline on EECU’s materials and your new Debit MasterCard – A Better Way of Banking™.

At EECU, A Better Way of Banking™ is not just a promise that we will be there when and where you need us. It extends into every part of our operations. Our success as a credit union lies in our dedication to ensuring we provide the best possible experience at every transaction.

You have unique financial needs and goals, and we’re committed to understanding those needs before we recommend products and services, and providing you with the tools to be successful. That means making sure you have access to financial education resources to develop your goals and convenient access to your accounts in order to manage your funds no matter where you are.

We hope you’re enjoying your banking experience, and we look forward to continuing to grow with you.

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You may think that, when it comes to mortgages, one loan is just like the next. But the truth is credit unions offer a variety of mortgage options and provide the most personal service experience around to help you through what can be a stressful process.

Buying a house, condominium, apartment or new home will likely involve the biggest financial commitment you’ll ever make, so it’s wise to consider all your options before deciding how to manage it.

We’ll walk you through the home loan process Continue reading

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has exploded online over the past few months as thousands of individuals learned more about the disease and showed their support by participating in the challenge and nominating friends. Some of those people were our members and employees. And because we care about what our family cares about, we decided to get involved, too, by donating $1,000 to the ALS Association to help fund research. To learn more about this disease or to donate, visit www.ALSA.org.

See Also: EECU – A Better Way of Banking™

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Read Part 1 Here
Read Part 2 Here

Parts 1 and 2 of this series covered a variety of online and mobile features. In Part 3, we will focus on some mobile features you may not be aware of.

Did you know you can apply for a loan or credit card directly from your mobile phone?

EECU has a loan application form that is formatted perfectly for a mobile phone screen. Simply click the “More” button inside the mobile app or on the home page of the mobile website, and then select the vehicle loan, personal loan, or credit card loan application link. Once your app is submitted, it will be handled promptly by a member of our team. Continue reading