Blog

  • Kasasa Accounts Explained

    November 07, 2017
    Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union is proud to introduce our new suite of FREE Kasasa Checking accounts! Kasasa accounts offers amazing awards that put cash back into your pocket. Confused about what Kasasa is? Read this article for more information!
  • 3 Reasons You Need an Automatic Savings Plan

    October 23, 2017
    Sometimes saving money sounds like a nice concept, but is difficult to do in practice. Learning to automate your savings can give you the peace of mind that money is being sent aside for a rainy day, without needing to think about saving. Automatic savings can also help you stay organized, keep track of your goals, and develop new, healthy financial habits.
  • Why Credit Unions are Worth Celebrating

    October 16, 2017
    in 1948, credit unions in America, and later around the world, began celebrating the philosophy and achievements of credit unions every year on the third Thursday in October. The theme for International Credit Union Day 2017 is “Dreams Thrive Here,” harkens back to Bergengren’s sentiment, and it’s meant to serve as a reminder of how effective credit unions like Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union are at helping all people chase and achieve their biggest dreams in life.
  • Our Guide to Conquering Student Loan Debt

    September 25, 2017
    Have you recently graduated college? Then you may be joining the ranks of over 43.3 million Americans who have student loan debt. Our Guide to Conquering that debt will give you strategies and best practices to help you organize your student loans and pay them off in no time!
  • Protect Yourself after the Equifax Data Breach

    September 15, 2017
    Earlier this month, Equifax reported that from mid-May through July, hackers gained access to the names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers of 143 million American consumers. Learn how you can view your potential impact from the breach and how you can protect your identity.
  • How to Fund Your College Social Life While Maintaining Your Financial Health

    August 14, 2017
    College is one of the most exciting and liberating times in an individual's life, but its also a time when many financial mistakes can be made. Don't allow your college years to become the source of financial woes. Taking charge of your finances now while you are young will give you a strong head start in the future. Here are some tips on how you can fund your college years without damaging your financial health.
  • Easy Ways to Check Your Account Balance

    August 01, 2017
    Now with all the latest technology from Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, checking your account balance is as easy as turning on your smart phone or signing into your computer! We've made managing your finances simple and convenient.
  • ATM Safety Tips

    July 14, 2017
    ATM use has become a regular part of our every day lives. While ATMs are convenient and nearly necessary in modern times, there are some safety tips you should keep in mind whenever you visit a public ATM.
  • Smartphone Payments Safer Than Chip Cards

    June 30, 2017
    Paying with your FLFCU Visa Debit & Credit Card using your smartphone more convenient, but did you know that paying with your smartphone is more secure than paying with your physical card? Read our breakdown on why mobile payments are more secure.
  • Worry Less with Enhanced Courtesy Pay

    May 30, 2017
  • 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.