August 17, 2022
Spending time with our neighbors is a time-honored tradition at Community Choice. We gather to celebrate members and we congregate to Give Big. It’s who we are. Community isn’t just in our name — it’s in our hearts.
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.
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.
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.
June 13, 2022
Linking your Kroger Shopper's Card to support the Community Choice Foundation takes two minutes and is free!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 28, 2022
Spring is here and you’re busier than ever. Let us help you eliminate one of your errands. At Community Choice, we specialize in convenience and easy access to your accounts.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 08, 2022
We know you need your card to be two things: convenient and secure.
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.
January 26, 2022
Being financially prepared and being financially selfish are two very different things. But sometimes, it can be confusing.
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.
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.
January 10, 2022
The new year is a time for new beginnings. Are you ready to make money resolutions that stick?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”