IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

We are currently experiencing high call volume with longer than usual wait times. Account information can be accessed online. We are here for you during COVID-19 with updates on how We Florida Financial is supporting our Members and what we are doing to stay focused on serving your financial needs while helping to contain the spread of the virus within our communities. Learn more...

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Sandra

Protect Yourself and Avoid Identity Theft

In the age of data breaches, phishing scams and fraudsters using technology to steal identities, we have to be so careful with our personal information.  Criminals take the information they steal and sell it on the Dark Web.  Not just once, but, many times over.  What is the Dark Web?  It’s a whole different side of the internet that is anonymously used by criminals to buy and sell stolen identities for illegal profits. Once your identity has been stolen, it can take up to 6 months or longer to fix and cost thousands.

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Coronavirus: 7 Things You Need to Know

      1. The credit union is still here for funding
        Life goes on even in a pandemic, and most people must drive to provide for their needs and those of their families. We want you to know that the credit union is here to assist with auto loans at low rates and at reasonable terms.  At this time, some homeowners are also looking to refinance with the market’s low rates. For more information on car loans and mortgages, please see page 2.
      2. Coronavirus scams are rampant
        Scammers have been working to collect money for fake vaccine research, unknown charities and nonexistent companies hawking protective gear. We urge everyone to practice healthy internet usage by refraining from contact with any unknown entities, not clicking on links from unknown individuals and to never share private information on the phone or online.
      3. We are here for you
        The coronavirus and its ensuing effects has caused great distress for you, our members and our entire community.  As we have been communicating and can’t stress enough, We Florida Financial is here for you.  In the spirit of “people helping people,” the credit union is offering emergency relief loans and deferred loan payments.  For more information go to WeFloridaFinancial.com/covid-19.
      4. Your money is safe and insured
        Even with the overall downturn of our economy and the falling values in the stock market, your funds are safe at the credit union. Your accounts are fully insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) up to $250,000.
      5. A financial planner can help
        If you are feeling nervous and uncertain about your investments you might want to get professional advice from a financial planner. As a credit union member you can use the services of the MEMBERS Financial Services Representative at We Florida Financial. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact Michael Varga at 954-745-2317.
      6. You can make social distancing productive
        With many adults working remotely and children attending school online, time spent at home can be time well spent.  Try something new like making an exotic dish, exercising to build up your immune system, calling old friends or brushing up on some financial learning.  It’s a good chance to reconnect with yourself and your life.
      7. Be sure to get information from legitimate sources
        In times of crisis, gossip thrives, especially on social media. Be sure to use reliable sources that provide the best updated information. These include the sites of the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) and that of the World Health Organization www.who.int).

STAY SAFE!

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Boat Loan Lender in Florida Recommends Top 5 Destinations

Boat Loan Lender in Florida Recommends Top 5 Destinations

We Florida Financial, gives their two cents on the top boating destinations in the State.

With the Gulf of Mexico on the west and the Atlantic on the east, Florida is surrounded by water on three sides. As if that wasn't enough, the state is also home to over 30,000 lakes. But with all that water, it's hard to know exactly where to go. That's why we at We Financial Florida have put together a list of our top picks for you to tick off your list.

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3 Free Camping Road Trip Ideas

3 Free Camping Road Trip Ideas

Living in the technology age has created significant cultural shifts in terms of work and recreation for Millennials and other groups. The ability to enjoy real-time communication or work remotely offers today’s professional tremendous location flexibility. Work from home has morphed into work from anywhere you can get a Wi-Fi signal.

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How to Temper FOMO and Stay on Budget Year-Round

How to temper FOMO

As evidenced by warnings to avoid keeping up with the Joneses, the fear of missing out, or FOMO as it is known today, has long posed a threat to finances. With the advent of social media, however, FOMO has become more prevalent – and people are financially overextending themselves more than ever before as a result. You can protect yourself and your finances from this phenomenon by becoming aware of the problem and taking smart steps to halt the urge to indulge in this fear.

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Sandra

People Helping People

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It’s the credit union philosophy. People helping people. In the financial world, the credit union strives to improve the lives of our members. We in turn encourage our members to help others in the wider community. In this season of giving, I believe an easy way to do this is to support a worthy cause when we buy presents for ourselves or for loved ones. Here are some worthwhile charities that will give back to others when you purchase their products.

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Sandra

What you might not know about your credit union.

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You might already be a credit union member or perhaps someone who has thought of joining one. But how much do you really know about credit unions? Here are a few interesting facts to consider.

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Celebrate International Credit Union Day

Celebrate International Credit Union Day!

The credit union movement is steeped in a rich history of collaboration across divides. For nearly two centuries, financial cooperatives all over the world have encouraged people of every race, gender and belief to come together and give their all towards the betterment of their communities. It’s about people helping people.

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Sandra

The Best Things In Life Are Free

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If you are a South Florida resident, you know that visiting relatives or friends are a reality of life. As hosts, we are often tasked with finding and accompanying our guests to suitable attractions. Since we live in a tourism driven economy, these spots are often quite taxing to the wallet.

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We Florida Financial Celebrates People-First Banking

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On October 19, 2017, We Florida Financial, along with more than 56,000 credit unions around the world, will celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day), and the philosophy and achievements of the credit union movement.

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Credit Union Memberships: Debunking Common Misconceptions

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When it comes to credit union memberships, a lot of people are hesitant about joining because of common misconceptions. Despite the high interest rates and fees imposed by banks, people still choose them over credit unions when in fact, there are numerous benefits to becoming a member—benefits you won't receive from traditional financial institutions.

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Dating on a Budget – How to Woo Your Date Without Breaking the Bank

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One of the hardest things about saving money is trying to budget during a holiday, especially one that gives you the opportunity to dote on someone you love. So how do you make birthdays, date nights, and even Valentine’s Day special without draining your bank account? We’ve compiled a few inexpensive date ideas that will impress your date without breaking the bank.

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How to Join a Credit Union

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How to Join a Credit Union: What You Need to Know

Compared to banks, credit unions have yet to catch up in terms of popularity. However, there are many benefits to becoming a member of a credit union. If you've ever wondered about how to join a credit union in your area, there are a few things to know about the basic requirements for membership.

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Boat Loans: Set Sail with the Help of We Florida Financial

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Set Sail in Florida with Boat Loans from We Florida Financial

As one of the premier boating destinations in the country, Florida residents can set sail any time of year. We Florida Financial offers boat loans with competitive rates so you can enjoy the open water, affordably.

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Toy Collection

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People helping people. These are not just words to us. For over a decade, We Florida Financial employees have dedicated ourselves to our home grown and self -funded Community Concerns Committee.

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Recognizing International Credit Union Day

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International Credit Union (ICU) Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement's history and to promote its achievements. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement and show members our appreciation. This year's theme, "Local Service. Global Good." emphasizes credit unions' positive impact in their communities locally and around the world.

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You Can Model World Peace On Us

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At a time when global crises abound and tensions between countries are at an all-time high, the recent international conference of Caribbean and North American credit unions was a welcome relief and a model of cross cultural cooperation. This meeting was the result of a joint effort of the CCCU (Caribbean Conference of Credit Unions) and US based CUES (the Credit Union Executive Society). The conference was held at the end of June in the Bahamas.

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In The Community

CCCU's Street Team

Sometimes the best day at the office isn’t in the office at all. CCCU’s street team is made up of more than 40 smiling volunteers from across the credit union. You’re likely to see us in just about any corner of Broward County. Our mission? To show Floridians how they can earn more and save more by banking with City County Credit Union.

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Why I’m Loving the World Cup

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I don’t know why the World Cup was not on my radar in the past. Has it been hyped more this year? Maybe I’ve just been paying attention to sports lately, thanks to the Heat’s run to the NBA finals.

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Wilton Manors Tech Bar

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Since 1952, City County Credit union has been providing topnotch financial services for tens of thousands of Floridians due in no small part to our ability to keep up with the changing times.

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