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People Helping People

September 30 by

The credit union movement began 160 years ago with a simple but radical idea. That with the help of your neighbors, you can improve your financial well-being.

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Phone Call from a Hacker

August 14 by

​I recently received a strange phone call from a person named David claiming to be from Microsoft in Bradley, California (red flag #1). I couldn’t believe my luck: I actually had a hacker on the phone, talking to me, trying to fool me into believing he was from Microsoft!

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What does an IT executive do to protect his personal computer?

July 20 by

As the VP of Information Technology at Maps, I do a lot of research on data security. I stay on top of the latest threats to computer networks, and the most sophisticated methods to thwart the bad guys. 

Not surprisingly, I often get the question, “What do YOU do to protect your personal computer.”

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Meet the 2015 Scholarship Recipients

June 17 by

Each year, Maps selects some of the most exceptional area students to receive scholarships funds.

This year, the selection committee chose 12 outstanding students to receive a total of $10,500 in scholarship funds. Learn more about them and their academic and personal achievements here.

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Paying Yourself First When There’s Nothing Left To Save

May 12 by

If you’ve read it once, you’ve read it a million times. 

Put money away. Save 10 percent of your income. Fund your 401(k) plan. Pay yourself first. Establish a nest-egg. Spend less than you earn.

But what if you can’t?

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What is chip technology? And how can it protect you?

April 27 by Shane Saunders

With the new credit cards coming to Maps, we're rolling out chip technology, which can make your credit and debit cards more secure. 

Here are some common questions about the technology and how it works.

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Tax Records: What to Keep, What to Toss

April 14 by

When it comes to tax-related documents, good record keeping means knowing what to toss, and what to keep and for how long. 

The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) doesn't require you to keep records in any particular way. Develop a system that helps you and the IRS figure your correct tax.

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It’s Youth Savings Month!

March 31 by

Every April, credit unions around the country celebrate our young savers with special events, giveaways, and activities designed to help build good financial habits from a young age.

Find out more about what we're doing at Maps.

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Five Steps to Organizing Your Finances

March 19 by

Do you know your net worth? Or how much you spend each month, and on what? Or how much you can expect from your pension plan or Social Security in retirement?

A no to most of these questions puts you with the majority of the population who have been too busy with life to get a handle on their finances. Fortunately, we've got a five-step action plan to help you take control of your money.

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Help Maps Change a Child’s Life

March 2 by Mitzi Smith

Do you know about Credit Unions for Kids? They coordinate national fundraising drives in credit unions across the country to raise money for local children’s hospitals? Well, Maps Credit Union is participating in Change a Child’s Life, a coin drive with all proceeds benefiting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

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