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Financial tips and tools

Make better, more informed financial decisions with these helpful credit union resources.


Loans | Mortgages | Retirement | Saving and investing

College life

Helpful resources for students and parents


Debt consolidation | Improve your credit score

Family finances | Investments | mymoney.gov

SavvyMoney |Skip a payment


ATMs | Avoid ATM fraud

Fraud | Identity |

Protect the deceased from ID theft |

Security commitment |

Social media scams | Travel


Money ownership | Debit and credit cards for teens

Giving an allowance | Savings goals for kids

Biz Kid$ videos | Pocket Cents

Tips and Tools is an informational source and should not be construed as financial or tax advice. Links provided here are not an endorsement of the services provided by sites to which we have established links. Consult your tax advisor or financial planner before making any investment or other financial decision.

Financial calculators

Try these easy-to-use calculators to help you solve common financial problems.

Loans | Mortgages | Saving and investing | Retirement


This section provides information about account security, consumer fraud, ID theft and credit protection. If you have any questions please call us at 800-732-0173 or go to any of our branches.

ATMs | Avoid ATM fraud |

Avoid summer scams |

Fraud | Identity |

Protect the deceased from ID theft |

Security commitment |

Social media scams | Travel |

Planning resources

Below are links to informative and educational resource sites we’ve compiled to help you – whether you and your family are just learning how to manage money or you’d like help budgeting, saving and investing.


Debt consolidationImprove your credit score

Family finances | Investments | mymoney.gov

SavvyMoney |Skip a payment

Resource for answering common financial questions and new Education Center

Our new Education Center has self-contained learning modules that you can use to design your own financial education curriculum.

The center has more than 25 modules on topics ranging from checking and savings accounts to investment strategies and loans.

Start today and build your financial future.

The articles below provide a quick reference for completing common financial tasks.

How to protect your credit cards when you travel Posted on November 20, 2017

If you’re planning to travel for the holidays, or at any time, we have a few tips to keep you – and your credit card – safe from thieves.

How to teach kids about money Posted on June 6, 2016

How to teach kids about money. Learn some great tips.

What to do if you can't pay your taxes Posted on March 30, 2016

If your tax bill is larger than you can pay comfortably, and you are uncomfortable applying to the IRS for a payment plan, you still have options.

Tax time filing tips Posted on March 24, 2016

Make sure you haven’t made one of these very common tax-filing mistakes.

Buying a new home? Posted on May 19, 2015

Buying a home is an exciting experience. In the Spring edition of the homepage is an article that shares some tips to make it easy.

CO-OP and Shared Branching accessibility Posted on November 1, 2012

Perhaps you’ve noticed a little logo on the back of your debit or ATM card that says “CO-OP Network.” But are you taking full advantage of the benefits it provides?

Retirement planning: 4 steps to "no regrets" retirement Posted on April 10, 2012

Retirement planning: four key steps to “no regrets” retirement — When you retire, will you look back and regret or be satisfied with the planning decisions you make, or avoid making, today? Consider that 57% of retirees expressed regret about decisions they’d made while still working (Consumer Reports National Research Center, 2011). Alternatively, 28% of retirees were “highly satisfied” with their retirement preparations.

How to deal with fraud: protect or recover Posted on April 18, 2011

When it comes to dealing with identity theft, you have two choices: protect and avoid before something happens, or try to recover after you’re victimized. Read more.

How to plan for retirement Posted on August 26, 2010

Giving you a place to start when thinking about your retirement dreams.

How to open an account at Oregon State Credit Union Posted on August 16, 2010

Opening an account at Oregon State Credit Union is simple.

How to save for college Posted on August 13, 2010

With ever-rising tuition, it’s important to start saving for college today.

How to buy a car Posted on June 19, 2010

This article is a step by step guide to buying a new vehicle.


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