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Graduating from High School

Whether you are going on for further education or just entering the work force, graduating from high school can mark your first steps into adulthood. Your Credit Union can help you ease the transition.

For many young adults, graduating high school means additional financial responsibility. This does not need to be as scary as it sounds.

We can also help you save your hard earned cash and manage your spending with these great fee-free services:

Savings Account

It’s never to early to start Saving! Looking to buy a new car? Eyeing the newest gadget? You can make automatic transfers to your Savings Account so you barely miss it! Or open a Secondary Savings Account and you can save for that trip to Europe with your friends or start saving for retirement now. It’s never too early to start.

Checking Account

Open a Community Checking Account, which is free if you enroll in eStatements. Use online banking to keep track of your spending and transfer money between your accounts. You’ll never be late paying your cell phone bill or auto insurance when you can schedule your payments online with BillPay.

VISA Credit Card

Get your first VISA Credit Card! We can help you start to build your credit and be prepared for any emergencies with a fixed rate VISA credit card. No credit? That’s ok, we offer a Savings Secured VISA so you can borrow against your Savings Account.

30,000 fee-free CO-OP ATMs

Use over 30,000 fee-free CO-OP ATMs nationwide! With your LA Financial Credit Union ATM card or VISA Debit card you can access your funds fee-free at any of the 30,000+ CO-OP ATMs across the country. No matter if you are staying in town or going away to school, you can get cash when you need it without spending a dime!

More resources for your newfound independence:

  1. Tips for First Time Renters
  2. Create and Manage a Budget

More Resources on applying for college or trade school:

  1. Student Aid on the Web, the U.S. Department of Education’s site for free information on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
  2. College Board – Find information on taking and registering for the PSATs and SATs.
  3. ACT – Find information on taking and registering for the ACT.

US Department of Education – Resources for finding colleges, universities, and trade schools as well as applying for financial aid and grants.

*Kasasa Cash Back Minimum to open is $25.00. First qualification cycle automatically qualifies for rewards. When monthly qualifications are met, you receive 3.00% cash back on debit card purchases that post to and settle account during monthly qualification cycle up to a total cash back of $6.00 per monthly qualification cycle. Qualifying transactions must post to and settle account during monthly qualification cycle. Transactions may take one or more banking days from the date transaction was made to post to and settle an account. ATM-processed transactions do not count towards qualifying debit card transactions. “Monthly Qualification Cycle” means a period beginning one day prior to the first day of the current statement cycle through one day prior to the close of the current statement cycle. Domestic ATM fees, incurred during qualification cycle will be reimbursed up to $20.00 and credit to account on the last day of monthly statement cycle. ATM receipt must be presented for reimbursement of an individual ATM fee of $5.00 or higher. Limit one account per SSN. Transfers between accounts do not count as qualifying transactions.

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