Entries from March 2017

Feeling Stuck In Your Car Loan? Might Be Time To Shop Around!

Date March 29, 2017

Some bills can’t be changed. For other bills, though, a little legwork can make a big difference in your monthly payment. Your car payment is a great example. Refinancing your auto loan can lead to a lower monthly payment, a shorter payment term or both! It depends on various factors, including the value of your […]

MCCU on KTLA Morning News

Date March 27, 2017

Sometimes I get asked: “What sets you apart from other financial institutions in your area?” Most banks and credit unions will tell you: Service, products, great employees, great rates, etc. And that may be true. But what sets MCCU apart? We truly love our community. And that includes, not only our members and the people living […]

Keep Your Email Safe With Fake Mail Generator

Date March 24, 2017

The Skinny: What it is: FakeMailGenerator.com provides a free disposable email address that lasts as long as you have the window open. Email sent to the account automatically pops up, but everything about the account goes away when you close the window. Supported Systems: Anything with a browser Cost: Free, ad supported No one likes […]

Beware Unsolicited Help: Trouble With Tech Support Scams

Date March 22, 2017

Advanced computer technology can look like magic. Consequently, the wizardry that those with technical savvy can perform can be baffling. That confusion is exactly what some scammers rely on. The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about scams featuring phony tech support. These schemes have one goal: compromise your technology to steal personal information and […]

Don’t Panic: A Last-Minute Guide To Tax Preparation

Date March 20, 2017

Need help filing your taxes? Click here to save up to $15 with TurboTax! It’s the second week in April. Spring is in the air. The flowers are blooming. Baseball stadiums are fired up for the start of the season. As you begin to enjoy the pleasantness of this time of year, do you have […]

Watch MCCU on Baskets on FX!

Date March 17, 2017

In case you missed it, MCCU’s Chatsworth branch was in last night’s episode of the FX TV show Baskets, starring emmy-winner Louie Anderson and Zach Galifianakis! We were honored and excited to have them use our branch for the shoot. And meeting Louie Anderson was icing on the cake. Enjoy!

Take Your First Steps Before They Take Theirs: Financial Planning For The New Parent

Date March 15, 2017

The first few days after you bring your baby home is an exciting time that can also be a bit stressful. So can the first few weeks. Many parents also find the first few months stressful, while others are stressed over their parental commitments a while longer. It’s easy to get caught up in sleepless […]

Don’t Bet Your Retirement On An 8% Return

Date March 13, 2017

In investing, time in the market is crucial. If past growth rates continue, the time you leave your savings alone actually matters more than the amount you save.  The problem with that, though, is that past growth rates probably won’t continue. Over the last 30 years, the stock market has averaged 7.8% growth, a rate […]

How To Get A Summer Job: A Guide For Students Of All Ages

Date March 10, 2017

Summer is almost here. That means it’s time to start planning trips, camps and summer jobs. Though most schools won’t end for another few months, it’s wise to start thinking about summer work now. The time frame for hiring can take up to a full month, so waiting until school is out can really shorten […]

17 Ways to Accelerate your Student Loan Payoff in 2017

Date March 8, 2017

Learn how you can refinance your Student Loans and get a $200 cash bonus! Sign up for a free, 30-minute webinar and see how you can save money! New Year’s resolutions come and go, but student loans? Not so much. When 2018 rolls around, wouldn’t it be nice to see you’ve made a significant dent in […]