Unity One CU informs: Unity One to open ninth branch location!

IMG_3350.jpgFort Worth, TexasConvenience is the word for Keller Independent School District students, teachers and area residents as their banking options will soon increase. Unity One Credit Union is set to open their ninth branch at the Keller ISD Center for Advanced Learning (KCAL) on Friday, April 21, 2017.   

Hundreds of students, staff and community members were introduced to the new branch at the school’s dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 18.  KCAL is the District’s first-ever campus devoted to career and technical education. 

IMG_3358.jpg“Unity One is thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Keller ISD for the historical opening of KCAL. Our goal is to give students a solid foundation of money management skills through both hands-on learning and classroom presentations. Financial literacy is more important than ever, and we want to help students prepare to make wise financial choices in the future,” said Gary Williams, president of Unity One Credit Union. 

The KCAL branch, located at 201 Bursey Road, welcomes members Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The branch will employ Keller ISD students as tellers and is equipped to provide the credit union’s full menu of products and services including deposits, withdrawals and loan processing. The branch will also serve as a CO-OP Shared Branching site in the near future.

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

About Shared Branching

Through the cooperative power of CO-OP Shared Branching, credit union members can leverage the strength of the fourth largest branch network in the country. More than 1,800 institutions participate in CO-OP Shared Branching, representing thousands of locations in 50 states. CO-OP Shared Branching was created by credit unions, for credit unions

Unity One CU informs: You can have our cake, and eat it too!

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Celebrate with us as we mark the 90th birthday of Unity One Credit Union
and party on with good times, fun prizes and great eats!

Plus, join us for Unity One Credit Union's
annual membership meeting at 12:00 p.m.


Friday, April 28, 2017

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Unity One Credit Union • Campus Branch
6701 Burlington Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76131

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Financial Literacy Tip of the Week: Financial Planning

In honor of April’s Financial Literacy Month we are sharing a personal finance tip taken from Jean Chatzky’s “Money Rules, The Simple Path to Lifelong Security.”

Financial Tip of the Day:

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Financial plans don’t fail people. People fail to plan.

The only way to find financial security is to draw yourself a map. Folks who have specific financial plans that detail what they want – say, retirement at 67 with a paid off mortgage, membership at the local golf club, and enough money to take two trips to the Caribbean a year – save more than people who don’t have specific financial plans. Why? Because human beings are easily distracted (especially by shiny things). So unless you have a road map that tells you where you’re going, it is very, very hard to get there. It’s not that the map will never change. One day you’ll wake your significant other up with a rousing share and tell her or him: “I don’t want to retire in this house. I want to move to Belize!” At which point you can make a new road map and follow that until, inevitably, you change your mind again. Revising your specific plans for the future is far better than not having any plans at all.

 

Unity One CU informs: What kind of saver are you?

What kind of saver are you? Find out at your credit union. 

 

Unity One CU informs: Senior Synergy Expo

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and Cigna invite all boomers, seniors and caregivers to join them for a health and lifestyle expo at the Will Rogers Exhibit Hall. Come learn about the services available in Tarrant County that will empower you to live a healthier lifestyle. This FREE event features free health screenings, free workshops and free parking!

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the historic Chisholm Trail. This trail was especially important to the economic boom of Fort Worth's western heritage and its colorful history.

 

A bit of economic history in regards to the trail:

Chisholm Trail was a trail used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle overland, from ranches in Texas to Kansas railheadsGreat herds of Longhorns were driven from Texas to Kansas; and Fort Worth was on the main route — the Chisholm Trail.

Lowing herds camped near the town, and cowboys galloped into Fort Worth, firing their pistols into the air and even riding their horses into the saloons. The red-light district that sprang up, one of the most infamous and the basis for many visions of the Wild West, came to be known as “Hell’s Half Acre.”

Though indulging the vices of Chisholm Trail cowboys that gave the town a less-than-angelic reputation, legitimate business poured into the area to serve the drovers as well. Fort Worth became the trading point for the whole northwest region. 

 

Special events are being held in honor of the trail. The celebrations will culminate with a parade in commemoration of Chisholm Trail in the Fort Worth Stockyards. It will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM. It will begin with a Military March followed by a cattle drive, signifying the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the Chisholm Trail era.  

 

 

 

 

Reference: http://fortworthtexas.gov/about/history/

Unity One CU informs: Give a HOOT about savings!

The first step to teaching your kids about money is talking about money.

“The most effective way to teach is by having frequent discussions and don’t ever lecture,” said Ted Beck, president and chief executive of the National Endowment for Financial Education, in a recent Wall Street Journal article. “Look for teachable moments and always be willing to answer questions.

Unfortunately, this can also be the hardest.

A 2015 T. Rowe Price survey found that 72% of parents experienced at least some reluctance to talk to their kids about financial matters, and 18% were either very or extremely reluctant. The most common reasons given were that the parents didn’t want them to worry about financial matters or thought they were too young to understand.

But on his blog, the personal-finance guru and radio host Dave Ramsey encourages parents to be more open with their kids about money, even their failures. Parents’ biggest regrets are often not saving enough or going into too much debt, wrote Ramsey. Being honest about that in an age-appropriate way, he stated, can be a powerful lesson.

So how to start the talk?

• Ask questions. If you’re going out to eat, talk about the price difference between the options, and ask them which they would choose. If they select the more expensive, talk through what you might have to give up later in the week.

• Make them part of your budgeting. If you’re doing any kind of financial planning for the year, solicit input from your kids. Enlist them in your saving goals—no one watches you more closely than your kids, so they’re natural accountability partners! If you’re uncomfortable revealing too much of your financial picture, you can keep the discussions high level, but involving them makes money less abstract.

•Open a youth savings account at Unity One Credit Union. This is the best way to help them to learn to save for what they find meaningful in life. A lifetime of good savings habits can start now!

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Unity One CU Scheduled Maintenance (April 2017)

System Maintenance will be conducted on the following days. This may affect online, mobile and telephone banking performance temporarily. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, April 18, 7-12 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m.

 


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Unity One CU informs: More surcharge-free ATMs than just about any bank, anywhere

Good news! Thanks to a partnership between Unity One Credit Union and Co-Op Financial Services, ATMs at over 8,000 7-Eleven locations will continue to be surcharge-free for many more years to come. This means, you have access to over 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs from coast to coast. 

Just another added benefit of credit union membership!

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Unity One CU informs: Get smart with your home purchase

Are you in the market to purchase a home? Do you have questions you'd like to ask a licensed realtor?If so, join Unity One Credit Union at our Maplewood location for our home buying seminar. There will be loads of information and free food! To RSVP, email Sedrick Harris at sharris@cucompanies.com

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

 

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