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How Much Does a Wedding Cost?

After you say “I do” and the initial celebrations have died down, the expenses of having a wedding begin to set in. The Knot’s 2017 Real Wedding Study reported that the national average cost of a wedding is now $33,391. Here’s what you should know about usual wedding costs and how to estimate what you’ll spend when you decide to …

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Saving While Traveling Abroad

Whether it’s your first time abroad or it’s just been a while since you’ve last left the states, here are some tips you should consider when traveling out of the country. You should always alert your credit union and credit card companies when you’re traveling. About a week before you leave, get in touch (you can call LA Financial at …

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Security Tips: Social Engineering

Keeping your information safe and secure. As a member of LA Financial Credit Union, your safety and security is of the utmost importance to us.  Social engineering (manipulating people so they give up confidential information) can take a variety of forms and is one of the most successful tactics that people with malicious intent use to gain access to secure …

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Last Minute Tax Tips

Even if you are the worst of procrastinators, there is still time to make sure you get your taxes filed. With the two extra days you have this year (taxes should be filed by April 17, 2018), you’ll have plenty of time to get your papers in order and consider these tax tips: Pull out that pile you’ve been saving …

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Earthquake Preparedness

Everyone is used to the idea of having an earthquake in California… but all 50 states and 5 U.S. territories are at some risk for earthquakes. Even if you don’t live near a fault line, less severe earthquakes can interrupt living patterns and are still able to cause injuries to you and your loved ones. Earthquakes can happen at any …

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FAQ: Online and Mobile Banking

Helpful Hints: SAC is short for security access code. You will now be required to obtain a security access code when logging into your online or mobile banking account for the first time, or if a device has not been registered. At times, you may also be required to obtain a security access code to confirm certain transaction requests, such are …

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New Online & Mobile Banking

Have questions about these updates? You can contact us at 1-800-894-1200. See our new look with updated features!   If you’ve logged in to online banking between January 18, 2017 – present, you won’t need to re-enroll. See our video tutorial on how to sign in for the first time using our new secure code access feature. Have questions about …

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The 4 Biggest Credit Union Myths

October 19th, 2017 is International Credit Union Day! A day to celebrate our members and thank them for being a part of the Credit Union movement. Also, it’s a day to showcase what credit unions can do for people in their communities. So, we at LA Financial would like to clear up the four biggest myths about credit unions. There …

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Know Your Insurance: Reviewing Your Homeowners Insurance Policy Limits

Courtesy of LA Member Choice Insurance Services, LLC With ever-fluctuating home values, are you confident your homeowners insurance policy limits are enough to cover the cost of rebuilding your home, should the unexpected happen? We also need to know if you made a major lifestyle change—for example, if you’ve gotten married or taken in an elderly parent who owns expensive heirlooms. …