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News & Announcements

Prime Day Give-Away

Prime Day Is Coming Up And We’re Making It Better With A Chance To Win. You may have been an Amazon user for a while or the craziness of 2020 may have thrown you into the mix. It certainly makes shopping easy. Whether you are an Amazon member or not, you may have heard of Prime Day. No it’s not … Continue reading

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Community Service

AFFCU Matching All Light The Night Donations In October

2020 marks Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union’s fifth year supporting the Light the Night campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Maryland. Since 2016 the credit union has contributed nearly $34,000 through event sponsorship and fundraising efforts. Despite the cancellations and challenges that Covid-19 has brought in 2020, cancer has not been cancelled. The battles with cancer continue daily, … Continue reading

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Credit & Debt

Important Reasons To Check Your Credit Report

Credit reports are produced by the three major U.S. credit bureaus – Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. These organizations gather consumer borrowing data, as reported by financing companies and financial institutions, which is used to build a portrait of each consumers’ borrowing history and repayment activity. The individual consumer data is also analyzed to calculate a unique credit score. Both the … Continue reading

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Budgeting & Saving

Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Curb Your Spending

Guest post written by Alicia Marx While it’s undoubtedly important to set financial goals for yourself, your lifestyle changes might mean you’re spending way more than you should. If you keep trying to set financial goals for yourself that you don’t seem to be reaching, it’s worth looking to see if you can make any lifestyle choices to help curb … Continue reading

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Budgeting & Saving

Healthy Financial Habits to Develop

It is so easy to spend money and purchase things these days. It can literally be done in one click. And while an individual purchase may not seem that significant in the moment, it can be impactful when you look at the bigger financial picture. That’s why it is always important to review your financial activity. The best time to … Continue reading

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Budgeting & Saving

Where To Open A Checking Account In 2020

In times gone by, being without a checking account was an inconvenience at worst. Today, not having a checking account can make you feel like you’re at a standstill.  In 2018, only 31% of transactions were cash-based. Most of the other options, including checks, debit and credit cards, and electronic transfers, require having a checking account. That’s why if you … Continue reading