April is National Credit Union Youth Month and we have many great activities planned for the kids, and parents. Check out our Youth Month article to learn more about the activities we have planned for families in April. We are also releasing a four part e-book series for parents called the “Smart Start Financial Literacy Series” which shares important information and action plans for parents of children in four age segments: preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school. We designed these books to be quick and easy reads for parents, with activities to help parents incorporate financial education into their daily lives. Look for a new book each Friday on our website!
We continue to research new convenience and security features for our members, to make their lives easier and provide increased financial peace of mind. In this newsletter, one of our Member Service Representatives, Danielle, shares her personal experience using FOCUS-a free tool available to all members in our Online Banking Program. FOCUS is a program similar to Mint.com that allows members to pull in account information from all of their financial institutions to get a better overall picture of their financial well being. We also share another way to set up alerts and notifications on your AmeriChoice VISA credit card in this newsletter. In addition to our no cost VISA purchase alerts for both debit and credit cards, and free online banking account alerts, this is just another step we are taking to help our members protect themselves against fraud.
As spring rolls into summer, remember that our representatives are just a phone call or a visit away for any advice our members need about financing and refinancing those important purchases in our lives. Our goal is to help our members save money, and our representatives do so by looking at our members’ full financial picture in order to offer the soundest financial advice possible. No matter your current financial situation, it is important to have financial goals and put plans into place to reach them, and we are here to help.
AmeriChoice has once again been nominated as a top credit union in the Harrisburg Magazine Simply the Best reader poll. Voting begins April 15th and we would love the support of our members to vote for us as your favorite local financial institution. Our members are truly what make us great and we want to share the credit union difference with others in the community as well.