Being prepared in the face of unexpected emergencies may seem like an unattainable luxury, but in practice, anyone can do it if they take the first step: Just start!

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Beware of Vishing; Fraud 411

Be on the alert for a current scam known as “vishing” (short for voice phishing), where an identity thief calls or sends a text pretending to be the fraud team from your bank, credit union or credit card company.

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4 Ways to Use Your Home’s Equity to Improve Your Home

A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is a great way to finance home improvements at a lower rate than what you might receive using the average credit card. The best part about using a HELOC is that you’re literally using the value of your home to increase its value.

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5 Tips for Buying Your First Vehicle

Purchasing your first vehicle is always exciting; this milestone often serves as affirmation that you’ve achieved freedom and independence. At Cascade Community Credit Union, we have a few tips to make sure you’re ready to put the pedal to the medal when it comes to buying your first vehicle.

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Avoiding Text-Scams

Over the past year, the internet’s importance to our daily lives has become more apparent than ever. The pandemic brought on by COVID-19 has forced millions of people into their homes, meaning we’ve had to rely on the internet for everything from work and school to doctor appointments and socializing.
However, while we can all be thankful for this connectivity, there is another side to the story: cybercrime.

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CCCU’s Business Spotlight highlights local businesses that value the same things we do: People Helping People.

Douglas County is home to many local companies that shine bright not only because of the services that they provide, but for the countless ways they give back to the community.

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If you’ve been unsure about how to make a selection for which ride will take you on your summer adventures, we have a few tips that can make all the difference!

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6 Moves to Make Your Refund Mean More

 

Tax refund season is here! By now, you should have claimed every tax deduction you’re legally entitled to claim. If your deducting-spree earned you a tax refund — why not put it to work!

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These scams are not uncommon and befall many individuals who use online dating sites and apps to make connections.

Under the guise of romance, fraudsters will find ways to ask for your money.

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It can be all too easy to put off getting your financial ducks in a row for retirement, especially if your perceived retirement is decades away.

However, saving in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can provide you with potential tax benefits while you’re building a nest egg for the future.

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