First Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce a new member benefit – GreenPath.
First Financial Credit Union believes in supporting our members financial well-being and these tools are here to help you improve your finances.
First Financial Credit Union has teamed up with GreenPath Financial Wellness in order to bring you a free financial management program. Through comprehensive education and exceptional service, GreenPath has been assisting individuals for more than 50 years.
Through GreenPath, you will enjoy unlimited access to financial counselors without paying – it’s free!
As a member of First Financial Credit Union, you can receive assistance with:
- Personal and family budgeting
- Understanding your personal credit report and how to improve your score
- Personal money management
- Debt repayment
- Avoiding bankruptcy, foreclosure, and repossession
GreenPath can give personalized answers to your individual needs, from a proactive savings plan to saving a home from foreclosure, advice is only a phone call away!
Click here or call (877) 337-3399.
GreenPath also provides several resources to help better educate you and assist in your financial responsibilities.
Register today for a free financial webinar presented by GreenPath education professionals. The first and third Wednesday of each month, we present a different “Webinar Wednesday” topic at 12 noon Eastern, for more information click here.
To read the January Newsletter from GreenPath, click here.
CheckRight is a web-based checking account management education module designed to teach you how to manage a checking account. CheckRight is a great tool if you are looking to open a checking account for the first time or you have had difficulty handling an account in the past. Among other things, CheckRight will help you learn how to:
- open an account
- write checks
- make deposits
- maintain a check register
- reconcile an account
- create a spending plan
Click here to get started!
BudgetSmart is an easy-to-use software tool uses simple graphics, “pop-up” boxes and bar charts to help you manage money more effectively. You can use the program to:
- establish a budget
- track spending
- view tips for improving areas of overspending (or inadequate saving)
- experiment with “what if”scenarios to determine how a major purchase or change in income would impact your budget
To get a copy of BudgetSmart, click here and follow the steps to download the software to your computer. The required institution code and password will be pre-filled for your convenience.
Like it or not, money is a big part of life. The sooner you learn how to manage it, the better off you will be.
Starting with your first job in middle or high school through your college years and beyond, managing your finances will gradually become a vital part of your success — or simply just your survival. You’ll have to start making decisions on spending, savings, and investing to reach your financial goals.
Our Money Matter$ program, can help you manage your finances, including paying rent, taking care of bills, and having some extra money for fun and entertainment. From getting your first checking account or your first auto loan, we’re here for you.
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Identity theft continues to be a top concern for consumers and law enforcement. PREVENTION IS KEY. By keeping up with the latest scams and taking some preventive steps, you can help protect yourself from this growing crime.
Recouping losses and clearing your credit will take time and money if you are a victim of identity fraud. As your trusted financial partner, your identity protection is our highest priority. We already have procedures in place to detect warning signs of identity theft, such as unusual account activity. We always take immediate action, and the appropriate steps to prevent and mitigate any potential identity theft event.
To help protect you even further, we partnered with Deluxe Provent Identity Theft Protection to offer their products and services at a discounted rate for our members. Our full range of identity and fraud solutions, including check and checking account protection, consumer identity and business security solutions, are offered on a flexible platform and backed by best-in-class service. This enables EZShield partners to quickly bring to market integrated identity theft and fraud protection solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of their customers.
Signing up is easy!
- Click here to get started.
- Select a package (these rates have already been discounted for our members!)
- Create your account (input the required information including the First Financial routing number #307083694 )
- Continue to payment.
Don’t Get Scammed
Some Common Identity Theft Scams:
- Phishing: Scammers send phony emails, urging the recipient to visit a website to “correct” or “verify” account information.
- Vishing: This scheme is similar to phishing, but uses phone calls instead of emails. The victim is asked to call an 800 number, which is answered by a legitimate sounding recording, requesting account information.
- Caller ID Spoofing: New Internet telephone technology allows users to change their Caller ID information. You may think you are speaking with a company you trust when in fact it is a stranger on the other end of the line.
Scammers randomly target individuals and First Financial Credit Union members are not immune. Account security is a top priority here. We employ state of the art technology to keep your online transactions safe, and we carefully train our staff to maintain your privacy.
We take our members’ privacy very seriously. We will never ask for your account information in an email, text message or over the phone. If you believe you are the victim of a scam attempt or have given out any account information, please contact us immediately at 505.766.5600 or 1.800.342.8298. We will do everything we can to help.