Resources

Improve your financial well being with these tools.

 

budgetsmart

Free to all SECU members, BudgetSmart software is a one-of-a-kind budgeting program that helps you plan and track how you spend and save your money.

The easy-to-use software uses simple graphics and bar charts to help you manage money more effectively. You can establish a budget, track spending habits, view tips for improving areas of overspending (or inadequate saving), and experiment with "what if'" scenarios to determine how a major purchase or change in income would impact your budget.

checking-training

CheckRight is an online course designed to teach you how to manage a checking account. It will help you learn how to:

  • Open a checking account
  • Write checks
  • Make deposits
  • Maintain a check register
  • Reconcile an account
  • Create a spending plan

CheckRight allows you to learn at your own pace and offers a quiz afterward to test your knowledge.

 

financial-literacy 

SECU's Know Money? web portal is all about empowering you to be an informed consumer. Know Money? is consumer advocacy, not sales or spin. Get straight answers on a variety of topics including:

  • Financial well being
  • Car buying
  • Fraud and privacy issues
  • Family finances

  

acceleration 

Acceleration, a quarterly publication from Accel Members Financial Counseling, contains relevant, real world money news, tips and advice.

Edition      Topics 
8.2 Trouble Landing an Auto Loan, Earliest HAMP Enrollees: Adjusted Mortgage Rates Set to Expire, Remaining Alert After Target Date Breach
8.1  Financial Resolutions, New Housing Rules, America Saves Week, Tax Season
7.6  Holiday Budgets, From Credit to Insurance
7.5  Child ID Theft, Helping Your Credit Score, Reverse Mortgage Rules Change 
7.4  Debt Settlement vs. Debt Management, Budgeting Confusion, First Time Home Buyer?
7.3  Student Loan Bills, 2013 Consumer Action Handbook, Identity Stolen?
7.2  Divide Your Tax Return and Save, Offset Payroll Tax Increase, Tax Filing Tips 
7.1 Money to Offset Social Security Tax Hike, Help with Foreclsoure Issues, Valentine's Savings
 

 

 

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