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54 Ways to Save Money


It’s the most wonderful time of year for spending, not saving. But if you’re like most U.S. consumers, there’s a nagging voice in the back of your head whispering that you really need to start saving more….maybe it will be your New Year’s resolution. Thanks to America Saves, here are 9 ways to save money. […]



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4 Tips Before Applying for a Mortgage


Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner thinking about refinancing, here are four great tips to consider before you apply for a home loan. 1) Check your credit report. Lenders will pull your credit report as soon as they receive your application, so make sure it will get you the best rate. Get […]



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Ways to Avoid Fraud During the Holiday Season!


The holidays are almost here, but your festive fun can come to a screeching halt if you don’t take extra precaution to protect yourself from fraud. These simple tips will help you avoid theft, whether you’re running holiday errands, shopping online for gifts, or out socializing for the season. 7 Tips to Prevent Identity Fraud […]



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Our members are priority #1, validated by a research group!


Stanford FCU is the ROM (Return of the Member) leader in California! Callahan & Associates designed a comprehensive metric that that uses savings, lending, and product usage to quantify member value and assign a score to every credit union in the United States. Credit unions across the country use their ROM score to set member-facing […]



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New law lets you freeze your credit for free


Identity theft is on the rise, which means it’s more important than ever to protect your sensitive personal information from fraud. Research firm Javelin Strategy & Research reported that there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud in 2017 alone – a record high! One way you can protect your information from fraudsters is through […]



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Earn More. Grow More.


We eliminated the balance tiers for all Certificate accounts! All new Certificate balances will now receive our highest rate for each term! Ambassador and Partner members will continue to receive the 0.25% certificate bonus rate. Open a Certificate with as little as $1,000 and get the same great rate as a member who opens a […]



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Free Home Buying Seminars


Tired of paying rent? Come to one of our free Home Buying Seminars to get industry insight from experts! View our schedule of upcoming seminars at sfcu.org/events. Seminar Overview: Purchasing real estate in the current market. The truth about foreclosures, short sales, probates, corporate-owned homes and For Sale By Owners. Defining your ownership goals and […]



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Your Financial Safety is our top priority: Beware of advance-fee scams


There is a lot of fraud going on right now with people trying to scam you out of your money. One common fraud scheme is called advance-fee scam. An advance-fee scam occurs when the victim pays money to someone in anticipation of receiving something of greater value—such as a loan, contract, investment, or gift—and then […]



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Knowledge is Power!


Nearly two-thirds of Americans struggle to pass a basic financial literacy test, and the statistics on how we manage our finances are alarming: 43% of Americans with student loans are not making any payments to cover their debt 38% of U.S. households have credit card debt averaging $16,048 33% of American adults have saved nothing […]



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Save more. Save smarter.


A little savings can go a long way. A recent Fed Survey highlights that 46% of Americans struggle financially to cover an unexpected expense of $400, and would have to borrow or sell something to raise the money. Although this impacts lower income families the most, 38% of middle class and 19% of Americans who […]



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