Discover your path toward financial success

  • The truth about zero-interest car loan offers

    • Jan 18, 2023, 08:56 AM
    As interest rates rise, it can be hard to resist the promise of a car loan touting NO interest payments. In our latest blog post, we’ll break down what to expect when considering a “zero-interest financing” deal for your next car purchase.
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  • How to access your money in a digital world

    • Dec 19, 2022, 11:08 AM
    How do I get cash out of my bank account? While it might be obvious, accessing your money is not always as intuitive as it might seem. In this article, we’ll lay out the basics of money access so you know how to get your money out of your checking account when you need it.
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  • How to thrive in an uncertain economy

    • Oct 28, 2022, 11:58 AM
    In this blog post, we break down four ways to survive and thrive when interest rates go up.
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  • Think you've been scammed? Here’s what you need to know

    • Sep 16, 2022, 15:29 PM
    Think you might have been the victim of a consumer scam? Here’s what you need to know to protect your money and your identity.
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  • How you can avoid paying too much for your auto loan (and what to do if you already are)

    • Aug 1, 2022, 15:11 PM
    In this blog post, our financial experts break down how to avoid paying too much interest on an auto loan and ways to cope if you already did.
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  • Applying for a loan? Here are some frequently asked credit questions to consider

    • Jul 13, 2022, 12:41 PM
    We answer frequently asked questions about how your credit score and credit history will affect your ability to get a car loan, mortgage, student loan, or credit card with a good interest rate.
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  • How to cope with financial stress in 7 steps

    • Jul 8, 2022, 13:48 PM
    Fight back against financial stress with these 7 helpful coping strategies.
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  • Parents, are you panicking about how to pay for college?

    • Jul 5, 2022, 11:40 AM
    Keep calm and take five minutes to read these 8 helpful tips.
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  • 12 Ways to save money on gas

    • Jun 14, 2022, 12:40 PM
    ​Driving around can be expensive, so, understandably, you would want to find ways to save cash on gas. These 12 tips will show you how.
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  • Savings: Your key to success

    • Jun 6, 2022, 13:40 PM
    You have wants. You have needs. And you have two ways of paying for them – pull out the credit card or use the money you have set aside. Which is your default? How do you save when there are bills to pay and the paycheck only goes so far?
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  • 8 best hacks for purchasing cars in today’s market

    • May 16, 2022, 10:48 AM
    Competition for new and used vehicles will be fierce as inventory shortages persist in 2022. Experts are predicting the chip shortage will last well into 2022 and possibly into 2023. Here are 8 tips to help you navigate today's challenging car-buying market.
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  • How to refinance a car loan in 3 easy steps

    • Apr 21, 2022, 15:01 PM
    Can you save money by refinancing your car loan? Our latest blog post covers the basics of auto loan refinancing, including what you'll need to get started. When you're ready, our loan officers are here to help.
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  • Ask the Experts: How to buy house in a sellers' market

    • Mar 29, 2022, 11:14 AM
    Get expert advice on house shopping during a sellers' market with our latest "Ask the Experts" blog post, featuring an interview with CAFCU's real estate lending manager Carlene Gabor.
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  • What is debt consolidation and how can it help pay off debt?

    • Mar 3, 2022, 14:26 PM
    If you’re reading this, chances are you are holding at least some debt. While not all debt is bad, too much credit card and other types of debt can have negative consequences, such as lowering your credit score and creating a financial burden that can take years to unload.
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  • Ask the experts: Should you buyout your car lease?

    • Feb 14, 2022, 06:00 AM
    Having trouble finding a car during the current computer chip shortage? One option is to buy out your leased vehicle. CAFCU’s lending manager Juan Lopez explains how.
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  • 8 smart steps to take when getting a car loan

    • Jan 14, 2022, 12:46 PM
    While shopping for a new vehicle is exciting, it is also no simple matter. To make sure you get the lowest rate, the best dealer incentives, and a monthly payment that works for you, you will have to take time to properly plan and prepare for buying a car. Following the steps below can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars and set you up for a more secure financial future.
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  • 10 Smart money moves you need to make in January

    • Jan 6, 2022, 14:53 PM
    It's that time of year again for goal setting. Your finances are probably linked to quite a few of your goals, such as paying for a monthly gym membership or saving up for travel. Or, one of your main goals for 2022 could be to improve your finances, such as getting out of debt or saving for a home. Whichever they may be, here are smart money moves you can make in January to start you on the right path to reach your goals in the new year.
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  • 8 Steps on how to build a budget

    • Jan 6, 2022, 12:43 PM
    Most people know they need a budget. Maybe you have one, but you haven’t thought about it in a while, or you’re not sure if you are staying within your budget. In this blog we will be taking away all the guesswork and walking you through your brand new budget.
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  • Best 8 tips on how to enjoy the holidays without worrying about money

    • Dec 16, 2021, 10:54 AM
    The worry hits because of how much money you do or don't have for entertaining, buying gifts, traveling, and other expenses. Although you may not be able to change your financial situation in time for the holidays, there is still a lot you can do to enjoy the holidays more and worry less about money.
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  • 5 best financial tips for an amazing 2022

    • Dec 2, 2021, 11:20 AM
    Are you financially prepared for 2022? With inflation rising, the continuing unknowns of COVID-19, and supply chain shortages happening everywhere, now is the time to prepare. Empower your 2022 financial success with these five financial tips!
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