12 Fast Tips for Creating and Protecting Passwords

Passwords

We are living in a world that is completely password driven. A world where characters that are used in passwords make a huge difference in whether you can access data, communicate with your friends or make purchases online. You often hear that you should use strong passwords online, but what makes a password strong? Continue Reading…

Peach State’s 56th Annual Meeting

On April 19th, we held our 56th Annual Meeting—one of the many things that makes credit unions unique! Attendees were treated to dinner and treats and heard from Peach State President and CEO, Marshall Boutwell, about the safety and soundness of the credit union as we move into our 57th year.

Annual Meeting

If you weren’t able to attend this important meeting, check out the video to hear the President’s Report from Marshall Boutwell and stories from our members. You can view the full Annual Report on our website.

 

What is a Business Plan, and Why Do I Need One?

Business Plan

A key factor in a successful business is organization. For a new business, the owner will have to consider the location of the business, strategies for marketing, and the strategies for the growth of the business. A business plan is a tool that effectively helps the owners to organize the goals and objectives of a business. A business plan is used by new businesses as well as existing businesses to present potential strategies to their business partners and help the business to focus on the goals. Continue Reading…

Guest Blog: Hidden costs new homeowners may overlook (and how to avoid them)

New Homeowners

With many people moving into new homes or planning to this summer, here’s an important guest blog from our friends at BALANCE Financial Fitness about some of the hidden costs that hit new homeowners and how to avoid them.

After months or years of diligent money management, you saved up enough to buy your first home (maybe you even contacted one of BALANCE’s Certified Financial Coaches for guidance). Now you get to enjoy the stability of homeownership, and the prospect of having a healthy financial asset once it’s paid off. Continue Reading…

7 Tips for Educating Your Children about Saving Money

Saving Money

Teaching your kids to save money is an important part of responsible parenting. Many people graduate from high school and college with no concept of how to save money, make investments, or manage their taxes. Although teaching your child about bank loans, investments, debit and credit cards may seem like a little too much, you can start off by teaching them the simple art of saving money. Continue Reading…

Member Matters with Marshall

Dear credit union members:

Marshall Boutwell
I’m pleased to let you know that 2017 was another solid financial year for the credit union. Our numbers look good, and we continue to operate in a safe and sound manner. If you’re interested in hearing more about our financial performance in 2017, I invite you to join us at our Annual Meeting later this month. Additional details regarding the meeting can be found on our website

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