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How not to be a victim of fraud

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Always remember, White Sands FCU (and any other financial institution) will never call you and ask for your account number, card number (including the CVV code on the back!), birthdate, social security number, or any other secure and sensitive information.  If a business, or individual contacts you and asks for this kind of information –do…

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7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

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Every two seconds an American becomes a victim of identity theft. If the thought of having to clean up your credit report because someone stole your identity frightens you, and you don’t want to become another statistic; here are some tips to stack the odds in your favor. 1. A winning night, can turn into…

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Go Branchless with White Sands FCU

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Totally branchless banking has increased lately, but many are still skeptical. In 2014, Bankrate released a study saying that more than 30% of Americans haven’t visited a branch in the last six months. With the rise of mobile technology, financial security and digital communication, it’s possible to never step foot in a branch again. But…

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5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

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A brand new year provides the perfect opportunity to make meaningful life changes, including improved financial wellness. These five financial resolutions can help get your year off to a promising start.   Get on budget.  Take charge of your finances by creating a budget. Start by calculating after-tax income and subtracting fixed monthly expenses. Then…

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The Importance of a ‘Fun Fund’

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by Claudia Esguerra, CUNA MoneyMix blogger Have you ever gone on a diet and not given yourself a ‘free’ day (or a ‘cheat day’ as some may call it)? What happens after the first few days of walking the line and eating absolutely clean? Well, for some of us, that box of Oreos we forgot…

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