Washtenaw Federal Credit Union Blog Postings

An Honor to Attend the 2016 CUNA Marketing & Business Development Conference

Just last week I had the privilege of attending the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Conference in Anaheim, California! To be selected as one of ten young professionals from across the nation to attend the conference as a “crasher” was a tremendous honor! I am so grateful that CUNA (Credit Union National Association), the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, Filene, and the Cooperative Trust provide this opportunity to developing credit union leaders around the country. The passion and enthusiasm for credit unions and the credit union movement was absolutely incredible and helped reinforce without a doubt why I love working in this industry! Attendee’s participated in a variety of different breakout sessions throughout the week and had the privilege of hearing from two fantastic keynote speakers, Johnny Earle from Johnny Cupcakes and Scott Stratten from Unmarketing! Throughout the four-day conference, attendee’s were also frequently reminded of the Seven Cooperative Principles; principles that all credit union’s and other cooperative organizations abide by that help make them great! I have these principles hanging in my office and I use them to inspire me everyday to do the best that I can for my organization. I wanted to share them below – and to all of our members and future members reading this, these principles are all about you! A cooperative organization is built by people to serve people, and puts forth as the first priority the best interest of the members. There are no shareholders, only members, and cooperatives are not driven by profit, but rather by serving their members in the best ways that they can! The principles are...

Cash, Debit, or Credit – which do you prefer using?

We’d like to say a special thank you to Ms. Libby Kane for her article on this topic published by Business Insider. As you know, most all of us have numerous ways to pay for things or ‘payment options’ in our wallets! Many of us have debit cards linked to our checking account(s) and also credit cards that allow us to pay for things we desire by borrowing money and paying it back at a later date. Some of us also still prefer to pay with cold hard cash! I’m sure I am not the only one who knows someone who carries around a wad of cash in his or her pocket and uses that to pay for everything… then they ask me why I don’t have cash, to which I reply “It’s okay, I forgot to pluck a few twenties off the money tree in my back yard this morning”… Okay, Okay, I may have gone off on a little tangent there. Anyway, back to what I was saying! There are several different ways to pay for things and how do you know which may be the best for you? The truth is that everyone and everyone’s situation is different so there really is no right answer that is set in stone; however, we found an article that offers some pretty good suggestions that we wanted to share with you! Ms. Libby Kane, Author of Should You Use Cash, Debit, or Credit? helps to simplify each definition for us. As we know, credit allows us to borrow money with the promise that we will pay it back at...

New & exciting things at WFCU as we roll into 2016! (February 1, 2016)

Join the conversation with Washtenaw FCU! As you know, we’re on Facebook, we’re always tweeting and re-tweeting on Twitter, of course you can find us on LinkedIn, and we have posted some pretty interesting pictures on Instagram (interesting for a financial institution that is)! But guess what… We now have a blog! You can follow our new blog to stay current on all Washtenaw FCU news and to receive exclusive promotional offers and helpful financial tips and information. First, we want to share with you all of the awesome new things we have going on at Washtenaw FCU as we move into the new year! Our staff and board members completed our first successful Visioning & Brand Promise session. We are working toward revamping our vision and our mission here at the credit union to ensure that we are the best we can be for our members and future members! As you may have noticed, we also have a completely new website! We have redesigned everything, and we are confident you will find this new layout both informative and helpful and also very easy to navigate! Your experience is important to us – and that means your experience all the way down to navigating through our website. With this new website, we have also launched our very own mobile app! You heard right… our very own mobile app that you can download on your smartphone and use from anywhere! It’s available, free, and easy to download straight from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store! Simply search for “Washtenaw” and if you don’t see it right away then “Washtenaw...