Financial Fundamentals Blog

7 17 Credit Union now offers Members Medicare Plan Options

7 17 Credit Union has partnered with TLC Insurance Group to offer Medicare plan options to members.
Whether you’re new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, preparing to retire or preparing for your annual Medicare enrollment review, 7 17 is here to help you navigate this complex process to select the plan that best suits your needs.
 

Mobile Deposit: How to Deposit a Check using 7 17’s Mobile App

As 7 17 Credit Union continues to monitor the national, state and local circumstances surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve enacted policies to protect our employees and members. With our lobbies closed, we’re encouraging members to utilize remote service points like our Mobile Deposit. Our Mobile Deposit is a great tool to help you avoid disruptions to your regular routine and lets you deposit a check with ease!
 

How Fraudsters are Exploiting the Coronavirus and Ways to Protect Yourself

Fraudsters are leveraging fears over the coronavirus (COVID-19) as an opportunity to scam financial institutions and individuals. Scams include phony websites, fake Go-Fund me accounts and phone calls and text messages that ask for personal information. While the best way to protect yourself is to remain vigilant, we’ve compiled some tips to help you safeguard your personal information.
 

Common Tax Mistakes That Could Cost You

Tax season can be overwhelming, especially if you choose to prepare your own taxes. Rushing to get your taxes filed before the April 15, 2020 deadline can increase your chance of an error, which can delay your refund, trigger an audit or cause you to pay more. Most of the mistakes that taxpayers make on their tax returns are fairly simple ones. We’ve compiled a list of the more common mistakes taxpayers make when filing taxes and some tips on how to avoid them.
 

Understanding your Payroll Deductions

Direct deposit is wonderful, but if you’re not taking the time to review your pay stub now and again, you could be missing crucial mistakes. Learn about common payroll deductions to help make sure you’re being paid all you deserve.

Advantages of 7 17’s Mobile Banking App

Looking for an easier way to manage your finances? 7 17 Credit Union’s Mobile Banking App allows you to access your accounts while on the go! Not only is it free, but it’s secure too! If you’re not already taking advantage of our Mobile Banking App, see why you should consider mobile banking! 

Start the New Year with a Clean Financial Slate

January is right around the corner, and the New Year is the perfect time to focus on your goals. Make 2020 the year you address your financial goals. Regardless if you want to save more, improve your credit score or pay down debt, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you start the New Year with a clean financial slate.
 

Make a difference on Giving Tuesday

Looking to spread some cheer this holiday season? Find a way to participate in Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. The movement is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (this year, it’s Tuesday, Dec. 3), and kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. There’s no single way to participate. Donate your time or money to local, national or global organizations to help make a difference. 

Tips to get the most out of Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t wait until you’ve cleared away Thanksgiving dinner to start thinking about this year’s shopping strategy. The earlier you plan your attack, the better your odds for scoring great deals! We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you save time and money this year. Happy shopping!