Every time a new Madison credit union trend comes along, members get nervous. When ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) were first introduced in the 1960s, it was really the beginning of online, digital banking. With improvements in programming, accessibility and security features, it’s hard to imagine life today without them on nearly every block. Next came online home banking and many members were skeptical. But more than 15 years later, it’s better and safer than ever and new members expect it to be an option. Continue reading Top Madison Credit Union Trend: Interactive Teller Machines
As someone who loves to organize and create calm out of chaos, I appreciate saving paper more than most folks. I’m always looking for ways to simplify my life, so bring on the digital tools, like online banking in Madison. Here’s how you can best utilize DCCU’s digital offerings to save maximum paper. Continue reading How To Best Utilize Online Banking In Madison To Save Paper (And Trees!)
Everyone has savings accounts in Madison, right? But are they being used or just sitting empty and alone? For the longest time, I thought I had the ultimate savings plan. Each month, I had my budget in front of me with my expenses identified, ready to be paid. Once my bills were settled, whatever was left over might be used for discretionary items (shopping, eating out, unexpected expenses), but rarely did any funds make it to my savings account. While I was paying off school loans or credit card balances, this meant my savings account almost never, ever grew. Continue reading Pay Yourself First With Your Savings Accounts in Madison
For many years now DCCU members have enjoyed free access to credit counseling and financial education in Madison through GreenPath, a non-profit organization focused on helping members attain all their financial goals. Continue reading Financial Education in Madison – Learn More with GreenPath
Summer in Madison. There is nothing like it. Take time to pause and enjoy the moment. The best part of summer in Madison is the variety of activities and outings to select from, all without breaking open the piggy bank. Continue reading Madison Summer Fun That Won’t Break The Bank
Remember that organizing phase we went through last summer? We had our post-it notes, markers, boxes, and piles of papers. After a little time and lots of elbow grease, we streamlined our files and purged everything we didn’t need. All that paper shredding and it keeps coming back! So, it’s time to revisit our work and perform a little annual upkeep. Continue reading The Paper Shredding Party Continues This Summer!
I often refer to my cat as my alternative investment plan, and worth every penny. You cannot beat the dividend of unconditional love and never-ending enthusiasm meeting you at the front door after a long day. But sheesh, the financial outlay can be SO MUCH! Here’s why you need an emergency savings account.
It’s never too early or too late to start planning for retirement and learning about different retirement savings accounts. The advantage of planning right out of the gate is time and compound interest are on your side for the long haul. However, if you’re starting later or making up for lost time, you simply have to be little more proactive. Continue reading Retirement Savings: It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Start Planning
Anytime is an opportune time to review your monthly budget and annual goals. This used to be a tedious process but with Dane County Credit Union’s online banking called eBanking, it’s so easy to track spending and see your savings account grow. Continue reading Online Banking Helps Track Spending So You Can Build Savings
If you are considering a new car, you are most likely looking at reviews, MPG comparisons and insurance quotes. You may also hear about GAP insurance and mechanical breakdown insurance. How do these products work and why do you need them? Continue reading What You Need To Know About Vehicle Loan GAP Insurance and Mechanical Breakdown Insurance