|10/1/2012 ||"Secrets of Credit Scores and Borrowing Money" |
Each month, Neighbors contributes an article to Parents Magazine on financial education topics. Credit scores are the numerical gauge of a person’s financial trustworthiness; this number directly impacts a consumer’s access to credit or borrowed money and how much that borrowed money will cost. Learn more about how your credit score is calculated and the influence it has on your bottom line.
|9/12/2012 ||2012 Financial Literacy Boot Camp |
Neighbors is not only a proud sponsor for the 2012 Financial Education Boot Camp held in conjunction with the Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, but we are also an active member of the Steering Committe responsible for coordinating the event!
Over 100 professionals from across the state came to learn about free financial education curriculum and resources available to educators for use in their classrooms. In order to respect the educators' time out of the classroom, the training took place in a period of one day where intense training was delivered to attentive teachers and instructors.
Check out the full press release which includes speakers and topics here!
|1/1/2013 ||A New Outlook for a New Year! |
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As you make your New Year’s resolutions, remember to include your financial well-being on the list. How much we think we spend is often different than the amount we actually spend; some categories are underestimated while others are overestimated. These easy money-tracking steps will help you make a budget, or financial plan, that works for you.
|12/20/2012||Checkout Fees: Consumer Rights and Retailer Responsibilities |
New fees may be coming to a cash register near you. Soon you could start seeing a new retailer surcharge, or "checkout fee," when you use your credit card to buy goods and services.
|2/10/2012 ||East Baton Rouge Student of the Year |
| || Seventy-four school sites' Students of the Year were nominated for the district-wide awards, and the three who walked away winners are representative of the best and brightest in our School System.
|5/17/2012 ||East Baton Rouge Teacher of the Year |
| ||Teacher of the Year celebrates the outstanding performance of EBR teachers. So many teachers deserve recognition for their dedication to student learning, and choosing a winner is difficult considering the wonderful qualities all the nominees possess. |
|5/1/2012 ||Fantastic Plastic: Making Cards Work For You! |
Plastic cards are everywhere and they are used for everything! From adults with credit cards to kids with gift cards, plastic has permeated our lives so knowing about the various cards can be a real benefit!
|11/29/2012||Financial Advice I Would Give My Twenty-Year-Old Self
The old adage is that "hindsight is 20/20” holds true for most people when reviewing financial decisions made during our late teens and early twenties. Think about what you would do differently; which decisions were smart and which ones were costly. Read how one Certified Financial Planner reviews her youthful spending and reflects on what she would have done if she could speak to her twenty-year-old self.
|11/1/2012 ||Get In The Spirit Without Breaking The Bank:
Staying on track for the holidays!
Fall is here and it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner! Family gatherings and holiday festivities will be your main focus, by planning ahead now you can keep holiday spending in check without wiping out your hard-earned financial gains made this past year.
|9/1/2012 ||Monthly Parents Magazine Article - "Avoiding Fraud and Identity Theft" |
Identity theft is rampant and over 9 million Americans have their identity stolen each year. Knowing how to prevent your personal information from being stolen is the most important step in stopping the problem and keeping your good name in tact.
|8/1/2012 ||Monthly Parents Magazine Article - "Building Credit Safely" |
Credit cards, when used responsibly, are a great way for consumers to build credit. It’s ideal for people who are just starting out with building a credit history as well as those who are recovering from a major life event like illness, bankruptcy, divorce or job loss. Secured Credit Cards are a great way to quickly open the doors to building credit.
|6/1/2012 ||Monthly Parents Magazine Article - "Teaching Youth About Money" |
Each month, Neighbors contributes an article to Parents Magazine on a financial education topic. As parents, we must balance giving children what they want while providing the knowledge they need to be financially responsible adults. Often the experiences that teach us are the ones that test our resolve, resourcefulness and ingenuity.
Your young adult’s future financial success can be enhanced by allowing them to experience real-time decision making, prioritizing and sacrifice as youth with their own earned money.
|9/27/2012 ||Neighbors Brings Innovation To Members! |
BATON ROUGE, LA. – Neighbors Federal Credit Union is forging ahead with members’ needs in mind! With new online tools and mobile applications, Neighbors FCU is proud to provide the latest technology our members need to securely manage their finances.
|11/10/2012||Neighbors celebrates "Member Appreciation Week" |
Neighbors has celebrated our members with a special week of "Thanks” during our annual "Member Appreciation Week” since 2008. November 5th--10th highlighted our gratitude with treats and several prizes at all of our branches. Get the details here:
|8/2/2012 ||Neighbors FCU Wins 2nd Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award |
| ||Neighbors Federal Credit Union earned their second Louisiana Credit Union League (LCUL) Award in the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award category for 2012. In 2010 Neighbors took first place with their "Nate the Squirrel” financial education workshop designed for early childhood and elementary education students and this year the "Get Real Budget” workshop designed for middle school students placed second in the League’s annual competition. |
|7/28/2012 ||Neighbors Helps EBR Schools Celebrate "Back 2 School" Expo! |
EBR’s inaugural "Back 2 School Expo” was a huge success! Attendees learned about school web sites, registration, attendance policies and transportation routes. Also available was information on school lunch applications with nutrition information, as well as resources for the magnet and gifted and talented programs. The event provided over 500 people information that will help them start the school year off with great success!
|10/22/2012||Neighbors Helps Students Plan A Brighter Future |
Neighbors Federal Credit Union gives students preparing for careers a head start with money management. Since 2009, ITI and Neighbors have partnered to bring financial education to students enrolled at the college. Students cover banking accounts and account features as well as money management, budgeting, credit and credit scores in their session. All workshops are designed to improve the financial capabilities of students who will be entering the workforce when they complete their studies.
|12/26/2012||Neighbors Offers Helping Hand This Christmas |
| ||Working with Catholic Charities, Neighbors Federal Credit Union adopted four less fortunate families in hopes of making this holiday season one they would never forget.|
|11/2/2012 ||Pat's Coats for Kids Officially Underway |
| ||In 24 years, "Pat's Coats for Kids" and the Baton Rouge community have together collected more than 195,000 coats to meet the challenge of keeping the children in our area warm during the winter. Neighbors is once again a proud sponsor. |
|9/26/2012 ||Social Security Statements Available Online |
The Social Security Administration makes reviewing benefits and viewing your statement available online!
|7/1/2012 ||The Informed Cosigner! What it really means... |
Cosigners are being asked to take a risk that the landlord or lending institution is not willing to take, so carefully consider the character and financial trustworthiness of the person you are guarantying. Be sure that you can afford to pay this debt and that you want to accept this responsibility.
|12/1/2012 ||Wrap Up Christmas and Open a New Year
| || The end of 2012 gives us the unique opportunity to debrief our holidays and set a realistic spending plan for the 2013 holiday season. Get some ideas on how to take inventory on this year's holiday spending and use them to plan ahead for next year. |
|4/1/2012 ||Central Branch Grand Opening |
| ||Neighbors is proud to announce the relocation of the Central branch to a new, larger full-service branch, located at 10338 Sullivan Road, Baton Rouge, LA.|