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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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Sandra

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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Sandra

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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Sandra

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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Jennifer

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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Jennifer

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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Not your Grandmother’s Credit Union

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Many of our members were introduced to us by a loyal parent or grandparent who sent their youngsters to CCCU because it was the best place for their money. This is still true. But times have changed. We are no longer your grandmother's credit union.

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Elizabeth

Tighten Your Waist AND Your Wallet!

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Just as I expected, coming back to work after three months away on maternity leave wasn’t an easy thing. Being separated from my baby, adjusting to a new routine and being sleep deprived is lots of fun… not! Having to buy new clothes to fit my post-pregnancy body, deal with a lot of new expenses and still think about dieting is the icing on the not so fun cake. All this internal angst had to be channeled positively somehow and so the Tighten Your Waist & Your Wallet campaign was born; the perfect program to help myself, but also my community and business contacts that count on me for their financial education.

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Jennifer

Meet CCCU's Street Team

CCCU's Business Development team

I recently spent the day with our Business Development team, the community outreach arm of City County Credit Union. I began the day at the Margate office with Business Development Representative Elizabeth Richards, who outlined their goals. They are tasked with forming relationships with businesses, associations and groups in our local community.

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Jennifer

Don't Tax My Credit Union

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You may have seen news about Don't Tax My Credit Union, a national campaign dedicated to maintaining credit unions' tax exempt status. Why should you care?

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