Identity Theft and Fraud – How to Keep it Real

April 16, 2014 by  
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The only person I ever knew that was excited to have his identity stolen was a man that works for Legal Shield. The day he discovered it, he looked like a kid on Christmas. I saw him across the room with his eyes sparkling and a huge smile on his face.  “I was hit” he […]

How to be Young, Smart and Use a Credit Card

March 24, 2014 by  
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Welcome to being a grown up! Here are some tips to become the responsible adult your parents think you are: 1. Start off slow and small. Credit cards are here to help you build credit and even I am surprised at what I can buy in a day. Put small, recurring charges on your card […]

It almost tax time – be prepared!

January 10, 2014 by  
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Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to start thinking about the dreaded tax season! Here are some ideas for preparing to file your 2013 taxes and to help you prepare for the 2014 tax year. Hold on tight because I’m going to fly through these quick tips about as fast as Christmas […]

Target Compromise

December 20, 2013 by  
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First Castle Federal Credit Union is aware of the data breach suffered by Target and impacting their consumers. We have been contacted by Master Card (Debit Cards) and are in the process of clarifying what members are impacted by this. We are currently waiting on information from VISA to identify any FCFCU Credit Card accounts […]

Don’t Let Black Friday Mess up your Holidays!

November 27, 2013 by  
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Yes, we all know those Black Friday deals can be hard to resist, and sometimes they can be really good deals. However, you need to set a budget a stick to it! Overspending is never a good thing even when the deals you are looking at seem to be too good to be true. The […]

WIN A PAIR OF SAINTS TICKETS!!

October 2, 2013 by  
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Between now and October 28, 2013 we are giving one lucky person the chance to win a pair of Saints tickets!!! If you open up a checking account with direct deposit OR open a First Castle credit card  between now and October 28, 2013, you will be entered into the drawing! Stop in a branch […]

FREE AND CONVENIENT FOR STUDENTS

September 3, 2013 by  
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Are you familiar with the products and services that are available to not only you but to your family as well? Being a member of First Castle Federal Credit Union you allow anyone in your family the opportunity to be a part of the credit union. I know some of you have already sent your […]

Classroom Grant Winners

August 21, 2013 by  
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First Castle Federal Credit Union wants to say CONGRATULATIONS to the ten lucky St.Tammany Parish public school teachers who won $500!! First Castle put together a classroom grant in which teachers had to write a 250 word or less explanation on why they need the classroom grant. The grant was open to all full time […]

Building Your Credit History

August 7, 2013 by  
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Right about now High School graduates are heading to college for the first time. Chances are these students don’t have a credit history because they have never really needed it. Right about now they probably have many credit card offers coming in the mail constantly and what’s more exciting to a college student then getting […]

Declare Independence From Your Bills!

July 8, 2013 by  
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DECLARE INDEPENDECE FROM YOUR BILLS! To celebrate the passing of Independence Day, let’s take a look at five ways you can save on your bills so that you can get your financial freedom back.   Tip 1: Downgrade your smartphone plan. Mobile-network companies do everything they can to pull you in the door, with smartphone […]

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