Financial Education

At Stanford Federal Credit Union, we want to empower you with the knowledge to make better financial decisions. That’s why we provide the necessary information and tools to support your financial goals. Browse our resource center to find articles, videos and calculators to assist your needs. Get started below by learning more about the topic that matters most to you. And remember, our team is here to help you every step of the way.

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Free Financial Education and Counseling

Free Financial Education and Counseling

With so many financial obligations and options, money management may seem difficult and confusing at times. That’s why Stanford FCU has partnered with BALANCE, a financial education and counseling service that can help you get on track, review and improve your credit report, get out of debt, set up a spending and savings plan that works for you, or prepare to buy a home. Call a BALANCE counselor at 1-888-456-2227 and let them know you are a Stanford FCU member.

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Note: These services are available to you as member of Stanford Federal Credit Union. SFCU assumes no liability for services rendered. These are voluntary programs and you are not obligated to participate.


CU Now Newsletter

CU Now Newsletter

Check out the latest articles from our newsletter. We publish new content and helpful tips on a regular basis to educate our members.

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Financial Fitness

Stanford FCU can get you on the right path to financial wellness. Take advantage of one-on-one counseling, seminars, checking and loan programs that are sensitive to credit challenges. We help you get back into financial shape.


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