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  • What's a Good Use for a HELOC?

    April 24, 2017
  • Teach Your Little Owls to Fly With Money Talks

    March 31, 2017
    The first step to teaching your kids about money is talking about money. However, this isn't always easy. Here are some tips on how to start the money talk with your children.
  • How to Survive Your First Mortgage

    March 07, 2017
    It's time to plan for your new home! If you're new to the mortgage lending process, you may be overwhelmed about where to begin on the path to home ownership. In this blog post, we detail the first steps you should take before you decide to apply for your first mortgage. The best thing you can do is be prepared and have a plan in place. We are here for you during every step of the mortgage lending process. Happy house hunting!
  • Less Debt, More Wealth: Finger Lakes Saves Week

    February 23, 2017
    Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union is partnering with America Saves for Finger Lakes Saves Week, taking place February 27th-March 4th. Saving money, improving your financial life, building wealth, it all starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. So what is your goal? Set up an emergency cash fund? Get out of debt? Make a down payment on a car or home? Sock away money for college or retirement? Take the pledge and start saving now.
  • Celebrating 50 Years of Memories

    February 02, 2017
    Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Your membership and participation in our organization has helped us stay so strong for so long, and we know that you are as proud and honored to be celebrating this milestone as all the Credit Union employees and board members. We're kicking off our anniversary year with some great social media giveaways! Read our blog to learn more.
  • 3 Challenges That Make Saving Fun

    January 06, 2017
    Saving can be fun! Here are three of our favorite challenges that help you save money.
  • Get the Most Out of Your Membership in 2017

    December 22, 2016
    Credit Union membership gives you some great perks that you just can’t get at traditional banks.
  • How to Avoid the Busy Holiday Scamming Season

    December 07, 2016
    Cyber criminals are hard at work during the holiday season to take advantage of joyful shoppers. Follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim of holiday thieves.
  • ENJOY A FRAUD-FREE HOLIDAY WITH YOUR EMV CARD

    November 25, 2016
    No matter how careful you are with your credit and debit cards, your personal information is always at risk of fraud from skilled hackers determined to steal your personal information. You may keep your wallet under lock and key, but if the Target breach taught us anything, retailers may not be as careful with your personal information as you are. Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union was one of the first financial institutions in the area to make the switch to EMV chip technology.
  • ICU Day 2016

    November 04, 2016
    Social responsibility and service to the community are key operating principles for all credit unions. On International Credit Union Day, October 20th, Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, who has branches located in Geneva, Phelps, and Ovid, NY celebrated the day by giving back to the community.
  • Celebrating the Credit Union Difference: Social Responsibility

    October 17, 2016
    Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union is proud of the communities it serves in Yates, Ontario, and Seneca counties. For nearly fifty years, the organization has supported countless charities and organizations
  • Celebrating the Credit Union Difference: Building Financial Stability

    October 12, 2016
    It is the responsibility of all credit unions to offer the best service available to their members, and that means taking the steps necessary to build and reserve the credit union’s financial strength.
  • Celebrating the Credit Union Difference: Distribution to Members

    October 03, 2016
    Thinking of pulling your money from your bank and stuffing it under your mattress? The idea doesn’t seem as irrational and silly as it might have once. If you follow any kind of news and media, it must seem as if another story of corruption in the banking industry breaks every few months. Bank corruption stirs up many emotions in the American consciousness, but the paramount emotion is probably “distrust”.
  • Celebrating the Credit Union Difference: Service to Members

    September 28, 2016
    57,000 Credit Unions serve over 217 million members in 105 countries and on six continents worldwide. Those members have received $1.2 trillion in loans from Credit Unions just like Finger Lakes FCU. This has given millions of individuals who may not have had access to good credit and opportunities a path towards building a strong financial future.
  • The Authentic Difference: International Credit Union Day

    September 26, 2016
    On October 20th, Finger Lakes FCU will celebrate International Credit Union Day by championing the Credit Union philosophy of “People Helping People.”
  • Celebrating the Credit Union Difference: Voluntary and Open Membership

    September 23, 2016
    As a cooperative, all Credit Unions have voluntary and open memberships. This means that you join a Credit Union of your own free will and Credit Unions do not discriminate against anyone based on age, race, religion, gender, or financial status.
  • Celebrating the Credit Union Difference: Democratic Control

    September 21, 2016
    We have less than fifty days before the Presidential election in the United States and “Democracy” is a hot word to be throwing around right now. In their fourth and third grade Social Studies classes, my children’s teachers are using the upcoming election as an opportunity to teach the children how every four years, American citizens exercise their democratic right to vote for a new President.
  • FLFCU Brings Credit Union Awareness to Local Colleges

    September 15, 2016
    Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union welcomed new students to Keuka College on August 24th and new students to Hobart William Smith College on August 26th with tons of fun merchandise and an exciting piggy bank prize giveaway!
  • 5 Financial Tips for Fall

    September 09, 2016
    We have another quest post from Nerdwallet, a great resource for finding competitively priced financial products and services.
  • Using Home Equity Loans to Winterize Your Home

    September 02, 2016
    There are all sorts of ways to guard your home from the winter elements. Some are cheap and may even fall in the do-it-yourself category, like adding weather stripping and caulking.