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Be Savvy About Your Credit Score

August 08, 2022

What is a credit score, who has one, and when is it used? Expand your financial knowledge with these credit score basics.

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Affordable Summer Fun

August 01, 2022

Few things are more enjoyable than summertime in Michigan. Finding affordable family fun can make your mid-year adventures even more pleasurable.

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At This Rate, Is It Time to Borrow?

July 25, 2022

Sky-high prices aren’t limited to the grocery store – inflation is everywhere. Let's explore how rate bumps might impact your future loan payments.

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Scholar Day of Service

July 18, 2022

Community Choice Foundation scholars love to Give Big™ throughout Michigan. Our 2021 and 2022 scholars recently gathered for a Scholar Day of Service, where they teamed up to make lunch for 125 kids and volunteers.

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Join us at our Backpack Giveaway Events

July 14, 2022

As summer starts to fade, another school year is on the horizon. In preparation for a successful education, we're supporting kids and families one backpack at a time.

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Working for the summer

July 07, 2022

Know a teen working a summer job for the first time? Pass along these six suggestions for a successful summer on staff.

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Medical Debt is Getting Better

June 27, 2022

Did you know medical debt stays on credit reports for up to seven years after it has been paid off? That all changes July 1.

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Insurance Awareness

June 22, 2022

Like your favorite midway rollercoaster, life has its expected ups and downs. It’s all part of the ride, right? Luckily, insurance is the lap bar protecting you at every turn.

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Your Kroger Trip Can Support our Foundation

June 13, 2022

Linking your Kroger Shopper's Card to support the Community Choice Foundation takes two minutes and is free!

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‘Priceless’ Adventures

June 01, 2022

Let's explore 10  Priceless Experiences your can have this summer, and beyond. 

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I Spent How Much on Coffee This Month?

May 25, 2022

The word "budget" has been misunderstood for far too long. Too many hear that word and immediately think it means "restricting" or "doing without." But it doesn't have to. 

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Financial Education: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

May 19, 2022

You’re never too old, or too young, to learn sound financial habits. From kindergarten to graduation, and beyond, financial education is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Take These Steps with your Student Loans

May 17, 2022

All good things must come to an end – and that applies to the upcoming end of federal student loan payment relief measures. It’s time to take steps for when the relief programs end. 

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Thank You to our Cash for Classrooms Grant Recipients

May 13, 2022

At Community Choice, we believe that learning financial lessons should start early and change as the child grows. That’s why we support financial education in the classroom and want to help teachers who share in our belief.

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2022 Scholar Ceremony

May 09, 2022

On May 5, we proudly welcomed the Class of 2021-22 to our Circle of Scholars in a ceremony at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth at our Foundation Scholarship Ceremony. 

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A Gift for Moms Planning the Perfect Summer Vacation

May 07, 2022

We just want to take a few moments to wish all the moms, grandmas, Godmothers, aunts, mother-figures, and anyone else who plays the role of “mother” a Happy Mother’s Day!

We don’t know what we would do without you.

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A Little Time Back Just for Yourself

April 28, 2022

Spring is here and you’re busier than ever. Let us help you eliminate one of your errandsAt Community Choice, we specialize in convenience and easy access to your accounts.

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Thinking of Buying Your Lease? You’re in the Driver’s Seat

April 21, 2022

When it comes to autos, there are three distinctly different types of consumers: those who only buy new, those who only buy used, and those who only lease.

Which one are you?

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Saving Money at the Grocery Store

April 13, 2022

With prices rapidly rising on everyday items, perhaps your savings plan has gone by the wayside. These tips will help you find more money in your budget – starting with saving at the grocery store.

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Help your Child Build Good Financial Habits

April 06, 2022

April is National Credit Union Youth Month. That means we’ll focus on our young savers and spenders. In today’s economy, kids can easily get confused as swipes, clicks, and scans have taken the place of actual money changing hands. With so many transactions turning to digital, the reality is that teaching kids good financial habits is an important and valuable life skill. 

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Have an Insured Car? You’re Getting $400

March 25, 2022

Thanks to a change in Michigan’s auto insurance laws, many drivers will soon be receiving an unexpected refund! The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) is refunding $400 per eligible vehicle insured on an active Michigan auto policy as of October 31, 2021. The checks are being disbursed to eligible Michiganders as part of a surplus related to insurance requirements in the state.

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High-Interest Debt? Time to Act

March 24, 2022

You might have noticed that we talk a lot about interest rates in Community Conversations. We do so because understanding how interest rates affect your finances will help you make smart choices and help you get the most for your money.

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Get Offensive: It’s the Best Defense

March 17, 2022

Have you ever heard the expression, “the best defense is a good offense?” It can be applied to just about any project or goal. Here are a couple of examples.

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Women and Credit: Here’s How to Get on Solid Ground

March 08, 2022

For many years, research has shown that women in the U.S. are approved for less when they apply for credit products and are more likely to be denied outright. Perhaps because of this, women also put off applying for credit, even when they need it to get on solid financial ground.

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Have Home Improvement Plans This Spring?

March 02, 2022

With spring just a few weeks away, it’s a good bet that many homeowners are considering home improvements. And why not? Spring is the perfect time to turn your dreams into reality.

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Introducing Credit Score, powered by SavvyMoney

February 23, 2022

If you’re a regular reader of our Community Conversations blog site, you know that we talk a lot about interest rates and the importance of keeping track of your credit score. The two go hand in hand, as rates are mostly determined by your score. 

One of the key ways you can save your hard-earned money is to avoid throwing it away on high interest rates. 

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Celebrating Black History Month

February 18, 2022

We are proud to celebrate Black History Month and the diversity of our industry. Together, we help advance the credit union movement, bringing affordable and fair products and services to our members.

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Mastercard Credit Cards: Convenient and Secure

February 08, 2022

We know you need your card to be two things: convenient and secure.

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Plan and Save 30% or More on your Heating Bills

February 02, 2022

With the shift to colder temperatures and a few inches of fresh snow to make it look as cold as it feels, it’s natural to bump up the thermostat a few degrees as we hunker down for the remaining winter months. But if you find yourself in limbo between wanting to be warm but worrying about the cost of your utility bills, try following a few of these tips to reduce your energy usage between now and the warmer weather.

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Remember to Secure Your Oxygen Mask First

January 26, 2022

Being financially prepared and being financially selfish are two very different things. But sometimes, it can be confusing. 

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Have Holiday Credit Card Debt? We Have a Solution

January 19, 2022

The holidays are over, the decorations have been put away, and it’s time for life to get back to normal. Normal, with a few more bills.

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It’s Winter. Stay Warm. Stay Safe. Just Log in.

January 12, 2022

The holidays are over, and it’s time to settle in for a few months of cozy nights by the fireplace and limited, quick trips outside to pick up groceries or shovel the driveway. 

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5 Ways to Make Money Resolutions That Stick

January 10, 2022

The new year is a time for new beginnings. Are you ready to make money resolutions that stick?

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Top Blogs from 2021

December 29, 2021

We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog site over the past year. We’ve done our very best to share information that allows you to better understand your finances. In case you missed any of our blogs, we’ve put together a “Best of” top 4 subjects for you. 

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No Scrooges, Just Happy Holidays – Part 2

December 23, 2021

As your credit union, we care about every aspect of your financial well-being. Our hope is that by sharing this information, you will have the knowledge you need to spot potential fraud before it causes you any financial harm. Relaying this information is just as important to us as helping you save money on a car loan or plan for retirement. It all results in you achieving the life you desire. 

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No Scrooges this Year, Just Happy Holidays

December 16, 2021

There’s nothing like the holidays to bring people together and spread a little cheer – no matter how we do it these days. Whether you’re celebrating at home or via Zoom, enjoy yourself and be safe!

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Counting our Blessings

November 26, 2021

This is the time of year when we reflect on what we’re truly thankful for. There are so many people to thank and so many reasons to be grateful. Here are just a few of the things on our minds as Thanksgiving approaches.

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Did you See the Current Interest Rate on I Bonds?

November 12, 2021

We are always looking for ways to help our members grow and protect their personal wealth, and want to pass along this information we recently became aware of.

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Happy. Saver. Stress. Spender.

November 04, 2021

Did you know that your emotions can affect your bank account?
Really, they can.

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ICU Day is October 21

October 13, 2021

On Thursday, October 21, all Community Choice team members will celebrate two things about the credit union industry that we’re most proud of: the important role that credit unions play in improving the financial well-being of its members, neighbors, and communities, and you, our members. 

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You Love Your Home

October 11, 2021

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve likely heard the word “equity” more than once. Equity is another word for “money” and is the biggest financial perk that comes from owning a home.

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Together, WE Made It

September 30, 2021

On Sept. 30, 2021, donations to the Community Choice Foundation total $100,000 which means we achieved our annual fundraising goal.

And we couldn't be more thrilled!

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5 Signs You’re on the Path to Becoming Financially Aware

September 23, 2021

It's always the right time to take a look and evaluate where you are with your finances versus where you want to be. Since our goal is to help you achieve the life you desire, it's important to review these five steps to becoming financially aware.

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So Nice to be Back

September 07, 2021

Give Big Month is 30 days of committing our time and various talents to help our communities. It is 30 days of Giving Back and Giving Big. With knowledge we gained in 2020, we're making this Give Big Month even more impactful.

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Golden Rule of Savings: Make Yourself a Priority

August 30, 2021

Like a lot of things these days, paying bills has gone digital. As you set up your automatic payments, remember to add one more: yourself. That’s right, you need to be paid too. Not sometimes or when it’s convenient — all the time.

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Easy as a ‘Click’

August 23, 2021

While we’re always looking for ways to help you save or make money, we’re also looking for ways to help make managing your account more convenient or simple. Here are a few ways that “with just a click” you can simply your financial life.

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Be a Bargain Hunter

August 10, 2021

We all want to get the most for our money. Whether it’s a great rate on a car loan or  loyalty perks at stores we frequently visit, getting the biggest bang for your buck is always a high priority.

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Let e-Pay take care of the bills

August 16, 2021

Let’s face it, sometimes we just get busy or lose track of time and forget that a bill is due. But there’s an easy and safe way we can help you ensure that you’ll never be late with a bill payment again.

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Your New Mastercard is Coming Soon

July 16, 2021

This summer, we’re upgrading from Visa to Mastercard debit and credit cards. The best part is, it’s easy to start enjoying all of the new benefits your Mastercard will offer. 

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Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Begin This Month

July 13, 2021

If you’re the parent of a child or children under the age of 18, you just might find some extra cash in your account in the coming weeks, as Advance Child Tax Credit Payments will begin July 15.

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Kids Need a New Backpack?

July 08, 2021

We interrupt your summer to bring you some important news: fall will be here before you know it! We want to help you and your kids get ready for the new school year with a new backpack and school supplies.

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Tips To Help you Stay Safe on the Roads

June 21, 2021

Our day-to-day routines and traditions are returning to normal, and so are traffic levels. Whether you’re heading back to the office or a favorite summer destination, review these tips to help keep you safe out on the roads.

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Shop Till You Drop and Help the Foundation

June 16, 2021

This year's Amazon Prime Day sales actually span two days, June 21-22. Consider linking your Amazon account to AmazonSmile and selecting the Community Choice Foundation as your charity of choice. When you do, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the Foundation.

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Give Dad a Gift He Can Really Use This Year

June 14, 2021

Father's Day is a time to celebrate that special person and all he does for us – including lending us his power tools from time to time! What’s something different you could get him this year?

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Home is Wherever you Park

June 09, 2021

Who’s ready to start traveling again?

After 18 months of hibernation, for many, it’s time to fly. And that doesn’t necessarily mean on an airplane.

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Five Steps to Prepare for a Big Purchase

June 01, 2021

A financial journey typically includes several twists and turns. When considering a significant purchase, the destination is within reach when you steer through these five financial steps.

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Halfway to our Goal: Your Generosity is Humbling

May 24, 2021

In January, we began our journey to raise $100,000 to fund the Community Choice Foundation scholarship program. We are proud to say that we have already made it to the half-way point of our goal after reaching $50,000.

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Welcome Class of 2021

May 17, 2021

On May 11, the Community Choice Foundation proudly welcomed 25 new scholarship winners into its Circle of Scholars! The new class of honorees joins 270 past winners of this distinguished award.

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You Like Us! Thanks for Leaving a Review

April 19, 2021

We recently reached a new milestone of receiving 5,000 Google reviews from our members, and even a few who weren’t! We consider this a remarkable accomplishment.

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Ready, Set, Save.

April 05, 2021

On April 1, we officially switched our Savings Share to Choice Savings. Now all of your savings are listed under one account! We think you’re going to enjoy the ease and access of this new savings product. 

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Have some extra savings?

March 24, 2021

With stimulus checks, performance bonuses, and tax refunds circulating across the country, there’s a sudden increase in savings account balances. Here are a few things to consider while contemplating the best use of your “extra” funds.

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Family time, family decisions

March 19, 2021

Use your at-home spring break to make important decisions, then have some fun.

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Hello Roseville

March 15, 2021

On March 15, we’ll officially welcome members and the general public to our new Roseville Member Center, located on the corner of 13 Mile Road and Little Mack.

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Understanding Interest Rates

March 08, 2021

The questions on most people’s minds when the topic of interest rates come up include: How much do interest rates really matter? What is a good rate? Can I get a better rate?

Let’s take a look.

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Enhancing your e-Banking Experience

February 25, 2021

An increasing number of our members are doing their banking remotely, so we want to make sure your e-Banking experience is as intuitive and easy as possible.

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You're Ready to Start Saving

February 18, 2021

You’ve realized that you’re ready and able to start saving. That’s a great first step in providing for your future. Now that you’re on your way to saving, how much should you start setting aside?

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The Switch to VantageScore 3.0

January 25, 2021

Understanding your credit score and the purchasing power that comes with using credit wisely is vital for all consumers. Let's talk about your credit score.

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Get to Know Your Credit Score - Part 1

January 18, 2021

When’s the last time you checked your credit score? Have you ever checked your score? Tough questions, but questions that need answers. Here are five tips to keep your score moving in the right direction.

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Keep Your Most Important Resolution

January 11, 2021

Happy New Year! As a credit union, we love hearing our members talk about their financial resolutions because we have ways to help them reach their goals. So, let’s start with “save money.”

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One Dollar. One Purpose. One Commitment to Giving.

January 05, 2021

The Community Choice Foundation isn't just a name or group of board members. It's so much more. The Foundation is hopes and dreams. It’s an open door for students with great ambitions and a desire to “Give Big.”

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