Credit union informs: Live DEMO this Friday!

1955 UnityWebLayoutV2 Page 3Live demonstrations at the Stockyards Branch

Changes to how you bank with Unity One CU online, by telephone and by mobile device are arriving March 24. We would like to demonstrate these upgrades up close and in-person before they go live. You're going to like what you see.

Will you join us?

Friday, February 27
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Stockyards branch


If you are unable to attend, there are other live demonstrations planned. Click here for more information about the online, mobile and telephone banking upgrades

Unity One Credit Union is committed to making your member experience hassle-free and pleasant. Thanks for your patience, as we continue to make improvements you can feel good about. 

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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 seven branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™ www.unityone.org


Why create a budget? A serial budgeter confesses.

By Janie Arreola, Unity One member, mom and grandmother

I confess, I have been budgeting my money for 15 years now. It allows me to pay my bills onJanieArreola time, take family vacations and plan ahead for retirement. Caution: people that do not budget typically suffer the consequences of not being able to enjoy life to its fullest. Why create a budget? Here’s my advice you:

  1. Be truthful with yourself. List everything you spend—I mean EVERYTHING, even the shoes that were soooo cute on the clearance rack. List income coming in as well. This is not the time to inflate your salary; doing so will only hurt you in the end.
  2. Identify your needs and wants. Yes, there is a difference! You may WANT Starbuck’s everyday, but you don’t NEED it. Distinguishing your needs and wants will help you make better choices and allow you to prioritize your spending.
  3. Use fancy software, if you can. Using software such as Excel really legitimizes the process of budgeting—it becomes a serious matter. No need to be a whiz, just try it. Also, Unity One has online bill pay that has helped me stay organized and consistent.
  4. There is always room to save, no matter your income. I tell my children and my grandchildren that. Money, if invested and managed properly, can double or triple with time. Remember, your credit union is always there to help you--every step of the way.
  5. Quitters never prosper; don’t give up. Budgeting can be difficult because money can only be stretched so far. You have to make it work, balance and reflect your income. It’s not easy, but life’s hardest lesson for me was not making payments on time and being unable to take family vacations because money was never available. But not anymore!

Finally, here is something to think about: my parents always said that if you love money it will never be available; therefore, treat it like it is not significant in your life.

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