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Sharing helpful financial tips and information!

  • Protecting Your Loved Ones from Elder Fraud

    May 02, 2023 | Blog

    Financial exploitation is a reality many seniors face, especially in the age of online scams. In this article, learn what you can do to prevent elder fraud and what steps to take to help financially safeguard your loved ones.

  • Common Cents for Couples:
    How to Manage Money Together

    March 28, 2023 | Blog

    Finance may not be the most romantic conversation topic, but it’s inarguably an important one. A 2021 Fidelity Investments Couples & Money Study found that one in five couples cite money as their greatest relationship challenge, and 44% of partners admit to arguing about money occasionally. Building up emergency savings, paying off debt, and saving for milestone events (like college or a new home) topped the list of concerns keeping partners awake at night.

    So, what’s the best way to foster financial unity on the home front? We’ve come up with some suggestions we hope you’ll find helpful.

  • Buy Now, Pay Later Blog

    Should You Buy Now, Pay Later?

    November 02, 2022 | Blog

    Buy Now, Pay Later has become one of the most popular ways to make large purchases. What is it, how does it work, and what should you know when you use it?

  • Control My Card by KTVAECU

    Keep Your Information Safe!

    October 19, 2022 | Blog

    At Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, we are always searching for ways to improve your account security. We recognize keeping account information secure is extremely important for our Members, and we make this a priority. Keeping this in mind, the Credit Union offers various ways to protect your account information.

  • Digital Wallet

    Digital Wallets

    May 09, 2022 | Blog

    Digital wallets are not only convenient, truly contactless, and secure, but they also allow you to keep more for yourself by making purchases quicker. But what are they, and how do they work?

  • How you can prevent phishing

    Letters & Emails & Text Messages, OH MY!

    April 18, 2022 | Blog

    What is phishing, and how can you prevent it?

  • Money Desktop

    How MoneyDesktop Helps You Manage Your Money

    February 24, 2022 | Blog

    MoneyDesktop allows you to see all your accounts in one place! You don’t have to visit multiple apps or websites! You can use it to monitor your spending, plan for the future, set budgets, and even set savings goals!

  • Mortgage Refinance

    Mortgage Refinance

    February 17, 2022 | Blog

    A mortgage refinance is a huge step. It is important to educate yourself as much as possible before you begin to apply. Here are some tips to help you on your home refinance journey!

  • Cryptocurrency Blog

    Everybody’s Talking About Crypto

    February 16, 2022 | Blog

    Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum – while some of these have been around for several years, they have recently become household names as cryptocurrency has become one of the hottest new trends. As the technology becomes more advanced and even more popular, it helps to know what cryptocurrency is and how to stay safe while using it.

  • Safe deposit boxes

    Safe Deposit Box 101

    January 15, 2022 | Blog

    A safe deposit box is a secure container used to store valuables at the Credit Union. Boxes are usually made of metal and have a variety of sizes available. Safe deposit boxes are only accessible during regular business hours, which is important to keep in mind when deciding what to put in a safe deposit box.

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    How to Protect Yourself from Card Skimmers

    August 19, 2021 | Blog

    Once a skimmer has gathered card information, the info can be used to make illegal purchases. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself (and your money!) against card fraud. Following these helpful tips will help protect you and your information from skimmers.

  • child in super hero costume with cape

    Start Young, Start Now: How to Teach Your Kids to be Savvy with Money

    August 16, 2021 | Blog

    Life happens in stages, and we learn money in stages too. There are all sorts of “money milestones” from earning your first dollar to buying your first car. Not to mention everything that happens in-between! We all want our kids to develop good money habits. And part of that is learning how money works. But explaining big financial concepts in kid terms can sometimes be hard.