1. Tis the Season to Give
Giving is not just good for the recipient. Research suggests that donating to charities or volunteering your time can benefit the givers’ health and happiness as well. It can also help you build stronger social connections and even jumpstart a cascade of generosity through your community. So you can feel good about doing good this holiday season.
2. Enable IDProtect®
Our new Choice Checking accounts include an Identity Theft Protection Service that will help protect you and your family from identity theft. With IDProtect®, it’s easy to put protective measures in place and help stop fraud. >> Read the 6 benefits of IDProtect
3. Skip a Loan Payment
If you need extra cash for holiday expenses, try skipping your monthly loan payment. It’s simple; complete this form and return it to the credit union.
4. Prep Your Car for Winter Driving
It’s time to winterize your vehicle. Create a winter emergency car kit and stock it with these recommended items: flashlight and batteries, hand-warmers, blankets, drinking water, shovel and ice scraper, jumper cables, and emergency lights or flares. For more tips on winter driving, read 5 Helpful Hints for Driving in Winter Weather.
5. Bake Cookies!
Start a cookie exchange with some of your friends. If you each bake a dozen cookies for each person, you’ll end up with a variety that you can share throughout the season. Check out this no fail sugar cookie recipe from one of our employees.