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In the VSECU Blog you'll find financial and lifestyle resources to help empower possibilities for your personal success.

By: Rob Miller

November 6th, 2018

Bank on Values: Make Change, Simply by Banking

Cooperatives | Local Investing

Believe it or not, your money is powerful. You use it to buy everyday things like clothes, food, and utilities—those things that make it possible to live. You may also use it to provide your kids with an education that opens opportunities for them in the future. Or give it to local charities to express your values and help others out of a tough situation. That’s all powerful stuff.

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By: Heidi White

October 9th, 2018

What Credit Unions Are and Why People Love Them

Cooperatives | Learn Something New | Alternative Banking

So here's a fun fact, which also happens to be the reason I’m writing this blog: International Credit Union (ICU) Day comes every year on the third Thursday of October (October 18 in 2018). It’s a big day for credit unions and this year (2018), the theme is “Find Your Platinum Lining.” If you’re wondering why they're messing with your silver lining, they have a good reason. This is the platinum (70th) anniversary of ICU day, which started in 1948 and has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since then.

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By: Terri Crowther

March 22nd, 2018

Women in the Credit Union Industry 

Learn Something New | Cooperatives

March is Women’s History Month and VSECU has a lot to celebrate during this month. Not only did women play an important role in the development of the credit union industry in the United States, but they were equally necessary to the founding of VSECU.

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By: David Tepfer

December 7th, 2017

Want to Play Monopoly? Try a Friendlier Game.

Lifestyle | Cooperatives | Learn Something New | Youth and Finances

If you’ve played the board game Monopoly, you have probably experienced the heated arguments, flipped boards, and endless play time that normally comes with it. But what you may not know about Monopoly is these horrible experiences we have are all part of the game.

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By: Yvonne Garand

November 2nd, 2017

People, Planet, Profit—How Is Your Money Being Used?

Alternative Banking | Cooperatives | Local Investing | Learn Something New

Make an impact through values-based banking The term banking is used to describe the act of using your money for your own financial well-being. It could be saving money in a bank account, paying bills in online banking, or borrowing money for a home, vehicle, or for some other purpose.  

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