Washtenaw Federal Credit Union Blog Postings

WFCU Launches New ‘SUPER SAVER’ Mobile Application!

It’s Spring time and Washtenaw Federal Credit Union has now officially launched its third mobile application! We have partnered with HT Mobile Apps out of Dexter, Michigan, to launch ‘WFCU $uper $aver’ – a completely free application that teaches important financial concepts to children and families in our community! WFCU $uper $aver is available to anyone who wants to learn about financial concepts and have fun while doing it (members and future members)! It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, or the Amazon App Store by searching “WFCU” or “Washtenaw Federal Credit Union” and will always be free. It is our hope that this new mobile application will serve as an important resource to our community by helping youngsters learn about important financial concepts (through fun and engaging games and other creative means). Although at this time WFCU $uper $aver does not link directly your account at Washtenaw Federal Credit Union or at other financial institutions, it still does a great job teaching about saving and tracking your money, teaching budgeting concepts, and even teaching about our currency and its value. Please download our app and give it a try! Let us know what you think and if you find it helpful! You can email your feedback to Dan at dpawlak@washtenawfcu.org Our goal as a credit union is to help strengthen our community and we are happy to help one child (and one mobile app) at a time! Thank you to our members and our community for your continued support! We have also included a link to our YouTube video below that helps...

Use Your Tax Refund Wisely! Tips from WFCU

Wow! Where has the time gone? The 2017 tax filing deadline is quickly approaching (Tuesday, April 18th) and time to get your taxes done is running out! We hope everyone has had a chance to get those taxes out of the way – or at least has had an opportunity to schedule an appointment with your tax advisor soon. We want to take a few moments to share some helpful tips on ways you could use your refund money this year – thank you to CU Insight for these helpful ideas. We hope they are able to help our wonderful WFCU Members! 1) Consider paying down some of your credit card debt! This can be one of the best ways to use your tax refund. Using this money to decrease your debt can help alleviate some of that interest you’re paying, which will not only take some weight off of your wallet it can also help boost your credit score! 2) Consider investing in your retirement! Most of us are working very hard to put money away for our retirement, so putting some of your refund money into your 401k or your IRA can definitely help! 3) Consider saving your refund money and creating or adding to your emergency fund! We know saving can be difficult but we strongly encourage putting some money aside to keep as your emergency fund – in addition to the money you are saving for your retirement if possible. You just never know when things could go south and you will want to make sure you can protect yourself from unexpected expenses… say, maybe...