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Financial Education Center

This month, learn about the credit union difference. Being a member of a credit union can offer great benefits, but many consumers don’t understand how a credit union differs from a bank. Take a few minutes to understand the benefits that are exclusive to credit unions and whether they fit your financial goals. You’ll learn…

WHEN DOES REFINANCING AN AUTO LOAN MAKE SENSE?

We’re all familiar with refinancing a home mortgage. People do it all the time – often lowering the interest rate and saving hundreds on their monthly payments, but few people think about refinancing an auto loan. However, many of the same benefits apply. So, when does refinancing make sense? If you didn’t get the best…

How and Why to Refinance Your Mortgage

Mortgage refinancing lets you save money or tap equity. Set your home refinance goal, then compare rates and fees. Source: Nerdwallet Hal M. Bundrick, CFP, Holden Lewis Definition of mortgage refinance A mortgage refinance replaces your current home loan with a new one. Often people refinance to reduce the interest rate, cut monthly payments or tap…

Why Financing Your Mortgage with a Credit Union is SUPER!

Credit Unions are SUPER—I’m Certain! Over this past weekend, I was one of the millions watching the Super Bowl. While many of you tuned in for the game, a lot of people watched to see the annual parade of high-priced ads running over the course of the game. I must say, this year was actually…

Top 10 Identity Theft Myths

In today’s world it is more important than ever to focus on the things that we can control to better safeguard our financial future. It’s easy to get complacent, lulled into a false sense of security, when there are many other more urgent things to think about. That’s why we assembled the Top 10 Identity…

Open a Checking with Thrive and Donate $25 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie

Switch your Checking Account and help your community Thrive! Banking local with a local credit union can help you and your community Thrive! Switching your checking account to Thrive Credit Union gives you the convenience, service and security you are looking for in your checking account. To help our community Thrive, Thrive Credit Union will…

Strive to Thrive Financial Education Center

Strive to Thrive Center for Financial Education Thrive Credit Union is thrilled to introduce a new digital education initiative to power your financial learning called Strive to Thrive . The program provides Thrive Credit Union Members with an engaging learning experience around critical personal finance topics such as building emergency savings, mortgage education and retirement…

Achieve Your Financial Resolutions in 2020

It’s a brand new year, which is a great time to think about your future goals and set resolutions to work towards them. Start fresh this year with a strong plan to help you reach your financial goals. Visit the Thrive Credit Union’s financial education center for insights including: Strategies to incorporate retirement savings into…

4 Key Tips to Stress-Free Holiday Spending

The holiday season is here. A time for festivities, cheer, and reunions with family and friends. But as we deck the halls, many of us will have something else on our mind: money. In fact, more than three in four Americans overspend during the holiday season, with the average household adding nearly $1,000 in debt.…

How to Be Successful when Purchasing Your Next Vehicle

Check out this 3 to Thrive video for great tips on how to be successful when purchasing your next vehicle and financing it. What type of car buyer are you? Are you planning your next car purchase? Are you shopping around for the best deal on your next car? Are you an impulsive car shopper…