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Help is here for furloughed federal employees.

If you are one of the 800,000 federal employees furloughed by the partial government shutdown, we can help. For current members with BCSCU loans, furloughed government employees can request loan skip-a-pays for no charge.  Contact the credit union’s Lending Line at (303) 389-6440 to get started.  Download the Skip a-pay form 2017sec. Current BCS Community Credit Union members that have been… Read more »

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Savings and Investment Rates Rising

BCS Community Credit Union investment rates have risen again to the highest rates in almost a decade. Federally Insured CDs BCSCU Certificates of Deposit rates have increased, lead by the 5-year Jumbo CD with an Annual Percentage Yield of 3.05%, and a Special 15-month CD with an APY of 2.64% with just a $500 minimum deposit.  See more rates by clicking here. Regular… Read more »

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Stinky Auto Air Conditioning System? Here’s How You Fix It

Does your car smell like a dirty old sock when you turn on the air conditioner? Or maybe a musty, moldy old attic? If so, you’ve probably got some mold growing in your vehicle’s air conditioning system. Here’s how you fix the smell, and how you can keep it from coming back. First, Where Does This Smell Come From? When… Read more »

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Electric Vehicles: Where Are They Now, and Where Are They Going?

Electric Vehicles: Where Are They Now, and Where Are They Going? One of the hottest topics in technology these days is the electric vehicle. It seems like everyone either thinks the industry is on the verge of a worldwide disruption, or that all the buzz has no substance. If you’re not sure what to think, here’s a primer so you… Read more »

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Data Breach: Things you can do.

This post includes a collection of articles regarding the Equifax breach. How to Protect Yourself from the Massive Equifax Hack The bad news is that there’s a good chance your personal information was stolen during the massive data hack of Equifax, one of America’s three largest credit reporting agency. The thieves stole the social security numbers, dates of birth, names… Read more »

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Need to sell your “old” car?

When it’s time for a new(er) car, sometimes the most cost-effective way to get rid of your old car is to sell it yourself.  But that can be an awful experience these days, according to the horror stories I’ve heard. In the not-too-distant past, you would advertise the details of your car, potential buyers would call and make appointments to kick the tires,… Read more »

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Cosigning a Loan? Read This First

Often, parents cosign for their sons or daughters who have adequate income but a lack of credit or employment history. By cosigning, parents help their children get the loan and establish credit in their own names. But many borrowers, be they the cosigner or the primary borrower (also known as the maker), don’t recognize the magnitude of the responsibilities borne by… Read more »

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Common retirement savings mistakes

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Don’t Make These Mistakes with Your Retirement Savings   Make one or two mistakes in handling your retirement money and you could be paying a stiff penalty later in your life. With the stock market on such unsteady legs, it pays to stay clear of these common mistakes: You pay attention to the market losses instead of your long-term needs…. Read more »

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Save 1% off your rate during the Solar Eclipse loan sale.

    Apply ONLINE ONLY on eclipse day (Monday, August 21) and receive 1% APR off your new loan (new, closed-end loan), with no payments for up to 90 days. Use this opportunity to refinance your loans from other lenders to get a lower rate and payment, or get a new auto (new or used), RV, signature or other fixed-rate loan. (With approved… Read more »

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