How to Avoid Fraud and Protect Yourself

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about fraud these days, including from everyone here at WWFCU. That’s because dealing with fraud is an ongoing process. Here are several tips and recommendations to help you avoid fraud and protect yourself: Monitor Your Credit Check Your Credit Report – Stay on top of fraud by knowing what’s

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7 Tax Mistakes to Avoid

Hey, we all make mistakes once in a while. But the one area in your life you need to make sure you’re error-free is when filing your tax return. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) isn’t very forgiving when it comes to mistakes on your returns – which is why we’re sharing seven tax mistakes you

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Prepping for Tax Time

Even though it’s an annual inevitability, tax season seems to take many of us by surprise. Don’t let that happen to you this year. Here are a few tips to make filing your taxes easier and relatively painless. Decide How You’re Filing Are you doing your taxes on your own this year or are you

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The Myth of 20% Down on Mortgages

Chances are, if you’ve listened to your parents you’ve been instructed that you need at least 20% down when buying a home. You’re not alone. According to a Sallie Mae survey, nearly 50% of renters think they need 20% down to buy a home. The good news is you’re much closer to becoming a homeowner

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6 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early

About a third of Americans wait till the last two weeks of the deadline to file their taxes. If you’re one of the procrastinators, you may want to change things up this year and file early. Here are six reasons why it pays to file your tax returns early: Quicker Refunds Since most people wait

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Why Debit Cards Are a Safe Choice

Over half of Americans prefer using their debit cards over any other form of payment, and this number continues to grow. However, in this age of security breaches, consumers are wondering if using debit cards is safe. We have four facts on how/why debit cards are a safe choice. Decrease in Debit Card Fraud Believe

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Falcon Fraud Alerts

We have teamed with Falcon Fraud protection services to continuously monitor your WWFCU debit cards as of February 5, 2020. This service helps identify and prevent fraudulent transactions. If any of your card transactions seem unusual or outside of your normal spending patterns, this may prompt Falcon Fraud to contact you to confirm the transaction(s).

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Should I Refinance My Car?

You always hear about people refinancing their mortgages, but what about refinancing an auto loan? There are several reasons you may want to refinance your auto loan, and a couple of reasons you might not. Read on to see what best describes your auto loan situation to decide if you should refinance your car. Why

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How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

One is often not enough, but how many credit cards are too many? Is there a magic number of credit cards that will help, not hurt, your credit score? Your credit score is based on many factors and can be affected by numerous things. It all comes down to ratios. Credit agencies look at what

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What to Teach Your Kids About Credit Cards

As a grown-up you know that there are both negative and positive sides to having a credit card. Many of us find out the hard way what it means to own a credit card. If you’re a parent, you probably like to help your kids avoid the same mistakes you made. Here are a few

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